Shricanda, aka: Śrīcaṇḍa; 1 Definition(s)

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Shricanda 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 term Śrīcaṇḍa can be transliterated into English as Sricanda or Shricanda, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shrichanda.

In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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Śrīcaṇḍa (श्रीचण्ड).—The name of a Śavara chieftain who captured Śrīdatta for the purpose of offering him to Caṇḍikā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 10. In order to gain his freedom, Śrīdatta married Śrīcaṇḍa’s daughter Sundarī by means of the gāndharva marriage.

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