Shringotpadini, Śṛṅgotpādinī: 2 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Śṛṅgotpādinī can be transliterated into English as Srngotpadini or Shringotpadini, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Shringotpadini in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Śṛṅgotpādinī (शृङ्गोत्पादिनी) is the name of a Yakṣiṇī mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 37. Accordingly, “... then at night there came there dancing the Yakṣiṇī Śṛṅgotpādinī, playing from afar on her lute of bones, and when she came near she fixed her eye on one of the four Pāśupata ascetics, and recited a charm, as she danced outside the circle. That charm produced horns on him, and bewildered he rose up, and danced till he fell into the blazing fire. And when he had fallen the Yakṣiṇī dragged him half-burnt out of the fire, and devoured him with delight”.

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

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shringotpadini in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śṛṅgotpādinī (शृङ्गोत्पादिनी):—[from śṛṅga] f. Name of a Yakṣiṇī (producing horns and changing men into animals), [ib.]

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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 (even English!). 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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