Suratamanjari, Suratamañjarī: 3 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Suratamanjari in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

1) Suratamañjarī (सुरतमञ्जरी) is the name of the sixteenth book of the Kathāsaritsāgara, written by Somadeva in the 11th-century.

2) Suratamañjarī (सुरतमञ्जरी) is the name of a Vidyādharī and daughter of Mataṅgadeva and Cūtamañjarī, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 111. Accordingly, as Hariśikha said to emperor Naravāhanadatta: “... we said to him [Ityaka]: ‘Who is this lady, and where are you taking her?’ And then he answered: ‘This is Suratamañjarī, the daughter of the Vidyādhara chief, Mataṅgadeva, by Cūtamañjarī. Her mother promised her to me long ago; and then her father bestowed her on another, a mere man. So, if I have to-day recovered my own wife, and carried her off, what harm have I done?’”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Suratamañjarī, 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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[«previous next»] — Suratamanjari in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Suratamañjarī (सुरतमञ्जरी):—[=su-rata-mañjarī] [from su-rata > su > su-yaj] f. Name of a daughter of the Vidyā-dhara Mataṃga-deva and of the 16th Lambaka of the Kathā-sarit-sāgara (called after her)

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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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