Shivadatta, aka: Śivadatta, Shiva-datta; 3 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Śivadatta can be transliterated into English as Sivadatta or Shivadatta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Śivadatta (शिवदत्त).—The father of the Mṛga which met with Mṛgi Paraśurāma at Puṣkara: a Brahman of Kauśika gotra in the Drāviḍa country; his sons were converted into deer; after seeing Agastya, went to heaven.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 35, 11-34.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Katha (narrative stories)

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Śivadatta (शिवदत्त) is the name of a Brāhman from Hastināpura, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 74. Accordingly, as a Akṣakṣapaṇaka said to Bhīmabhaṭa: “... there lived in Hastināpura a Brāhman named Śivadatta, a very rich man, and I am his son, and my real name is Vasudatta. And in my youth I learnt skill in arms as well as in the Vedas”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Śivadatta, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Śivadatta (शिवदत्त).—the discus of Viṣṇu (sudarśana).

Derivable forms: śivadattam (शिवदत्तम्).

Śivadatta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śiva and datta (दत्त).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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