Stambhaka: 6 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Stambhaka 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

Stambhaka (स्तम्भक) is the name of a gaṇa-chief, sent by Śiva to protect Naravāhanadatta (son of Udayana), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 23. Accordingly, “... the god with the moon crest has appointed a prince of the gaṇas, Stambhaka by name, to protect him (Naravāhanadatta). And he remains here invisible, protecting this son of yours, and Nārada coming swiftly informed me of this”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Stambhaka, 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.

context information

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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Stambhaka (स्तम्भक).—a.

1) Stopping, arresting.

2) Styptic, astringent.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Stambhaka (स्तम्भक).—[stambh + aka], adj. Restraining, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 30, 9.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Stambhaka (स्तम्भक).—[adjective] stopping, restraining.

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

1) Stambhaka (स्तम्भक):—[from stabh] mfn. stopping, arresting, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] styptic, astringent, [Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] m. ([probably]) a post, pillar, [Mahā-vyutpatti]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of one of Śiva’s attendants, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

context information

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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