Simhaparakrama, Siṃhaparākrama: 4 definitions



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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

1) Siṃhaparākrama (सिंहपराक्रम) is mentioned as a follower of king Vikramacaṇḍa according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 23. Accordingly, “Vikramacaṇḍa had a favourite follower named Siṃhaparākrama, who was wonderfully successful in all battles and in all gambling contests”. Their story was told by Vasantaka to king Udayana in order to demonstrate that “hatred and affection are commonly produced in living beings in this world owing to their continually recalling the impressions of a past state of existence”.

2) Siṃhaparākrama (सिंहपराक्रम) is the son of Caṇḍasiṃha: a chief (mahāmanuṣya), according to the twenty-fourth story of the Vetālapañcaviṃśati in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 98. Accordingly,  “... and when he [Caṇḍasiṃha] saw their footsteps imprinted in the dust, he said to his son Siṃhaparākrama: ‘We will follow up these lovely and auspicious tracks, and if we find the ladies to whom they belong, you shall choose whichever you please of them’”.

3) Siṃhaparākrama (सिंहपराक्रम) is the name of a warrior (sainya) in service of king Vikramāditya from Ujjayinī, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 121. Accordingly, “... and the following speeches of the military officers, assigning elephants and horses, were heard in the neighbourhood of the city [Ujjayinī] when the kings started, and within the city itself when the sovereign started: ‘[...] and Siṃhaparākrama [must take the elephant] Saṅgrāmasiddhi...’”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Siṃhaparākrama, 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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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Siṃhaparākrama (सिंहपराक्रम).—[masculine] [Name] of a man.

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

Siṃhaparākrama (सिंहपराक्रम):—[=siṃha-parākrama] [from siṃha] m. Name of a man, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Siṃhaparākrama (सिंहपराक्रम):—m. ein Personenname [Kathāsaritsāgara 23, 32. 98, 25.]

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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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