Siddhikari, Siddhikarī: 2 definitions
Siddhikari 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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Siddhikarī (सिद्धिकरी) is the pupil of Yogakaraṇḍikā: a female ascetic from Tāmraliptā, according to the “story of Devasmitā” found in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 13. The story of Devasmitā was told by Vasantaka to Vāsavadattā in order to divert her thoughts as she was anxiously awaiting her marriage with Udayana.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Siddhikarī, 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.
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 dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Siddhikarī (सिद्धिकरी):—[=siddhi-karī] [from siddhi-kara > siddhi > sidh] f. Name of a sorceress, [Kathāsaritsāgara]
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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Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
Chapter XIII < [Book II - Kathāmukha]
Notes on the story of Devasmitā < [Notes]
Conclusion of King Trivikramasena and the Mendicant < [Appendix 6.1 - The Twenty-five Tales of a Vetāla]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)