Simhavikrama, Siṃhavikrama, Simha-vikrama: 3 definitions

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

1) Siṃhavikrama (सिंहविक्रम) is the name of an ancient Vidyādhara king, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 58. Accordingly, as Manorathaprabhā said to Somaprabha: “... there is a king of the Vidyādharas, named Siṃhavikrama, and he has a matchless daughter named Makarandikā; she is a friend of mine”.

The story of Siṃhavikrama was narrated by Gomukha to Naravāhanadatta in order to demonstrate that “the appointed union of human beings certainly takes place in this world, though vast spaces intervene”.

2) Siṃhavikrama (सिंहविक्रम) is the name of a robber (caura) from Siṃhaladvīpa, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 72. Accordingly, as king Vinītamati said to Somaśūra: “... long ago there lived in Siṃhaladvīpa a robber, of the name of Siṃhavikrama, who since his birth had nourished his body with other men’s wealth stolen from every quarter. In time he grew old, and desisting from his occupation”.

The story of Siṃhavikrama was narrated by Vinītamati in order to teach Somaśūra the doctrine of the perfection of wisdom (prajñāpāramita) as known in the Buddhist doctrine with the object of dissuading Somaśūra from ignorance (ajñāna).

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Siṃhavikrama, 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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Siṃhavikrama (सिंहविक्रम).—a horse.

Derivable forms: siṃhavikramaḥ (सिंहविक्रमः).

Siṃhavikrama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms siṃha and vikrama (विक्रम). See also (synonyms): siṃhavikrānta.

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

1) Siṃhavikrama (सिंहविक्रम):—[=siṃha-vikrama] [from siṃha] m. a horse, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] (in music) a kind of time, [Saṃgīta-sārasaṃgraha]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of Candra-gupta, [Inscriptions]

4) [v.s. ...] of a king of the Vidyā-dharas, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

5) [v.s. ...] of a thief, [ib.]

6) [v.s. ...] = vikrama-siṃha, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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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. 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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