Simhagupta, Siṃhagupta: 5 definitions


Simhagupta 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Siṃhagupta (सिंहगुप्त) is the name of a characer whose story is told in the Kathāsaritsāgara chapter 6.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Siṃhagupta, 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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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

Siṃhagupta (सिंहगुप्त) is the father of Vāgbhaṭa: the author of three voluminous works in the medical literature of the Hindus.—In the Sanskrit colophons of Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā I, II, III & VI and As. I & VI, Vāgbhaṭa’s father is called Siṃhagupta, which would be Seṅ-ge-sbas-pa in Tibetan. According to the colophon of the (Tibetan) Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā, Saṅghaguhya is the exact re-translation of the Tibetan name.

Note: Interestingly enough, Aufbecht (Cat. Bodl. viii p. 303 a) records Saṃghagupta as the principal spelling of his MSS no 741—42.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Siṃhagupta (सिंहगुप्त) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—(v. r. Saṃghagupta), father of Vāgbhaṭa (Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā). Oxf. 303^a.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Siṃhagupta (सिंहगुप्त):—[=siṃha-gupta] [from siṃha] m. Name of a king, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] of the father of Vāg-bhaṭa, [Catalogue(s)] ([varia lectio] saṃgha-g).

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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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