Shivavarman, aka: Śivavarman, Shiva-varman, Śiva-varman; 1 Definition(s)

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Shivavarman means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit terms Śivavarman and Śiva-varman can be transliterated into English as Sivavarman or Shivavarman or Siva-varman or Shiva-varman, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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Śivavarman (शिववर्मन्) is the name of a minister of King Ādityavarman, who reigned long ago, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 5. Accordingly, Śivavarman was sent to Bhogavarman (a neighbouring chief) who had received orders to put him to death, after the King suspected Śivavarman of treason.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Śivavarman, 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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