Surathadeva: 3 definitions

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Surathadeva 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)

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

Surathadeva (सुरथदेव) or Suratadeva is an ambassador (dūta) of king Mahāsena from Alakā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 101. Accordingly, as Muni Kaṇva said to Mṛgāṅkadatta in his hermitage: “... when King Mahāsena had said this, he deliberated, and sent off an ambassador named Surathadeva to Haṃsadvīpa, to ask for the daughter of King Mandāradeva. And he put into his hand the portrait of Sundarasena, executed on canvas by that female ascetic, which showed how wonderfully handsome he was”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Surathadeva, 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Surathadeva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Surathadeva (सुरथदेव):—[=su-ratha-deva] [from su-ratha > su > su-yaj] m. Name of a messenger, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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Surathadeva in German

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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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