Shuradatta, Śūradatta, Shura-datta: 2 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Shuradatta 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 Śūradatta can be transliterated into English as Suradatta or Shuradatta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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

Śūradatta (शूरदत्त) is the name of a Brāhman from Kānyakubja, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 68. Accordingly as Lalitalocanā said to Naravāhanadatta: “... there was an excellent Brāhman in Kānyakubja, named Śūradatta, possessor of a hundred villages, respected by the King Bāhuśakti. And he had a devoted wife, named Vasumatī, and by her he begot a handsome son, named Vāmadatta”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Śūradatta, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shuradatta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śūradatta (शूरदत्त).—name of a Buddha: Śikṣāsamuccaya 169.10.

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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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