Titibhasaras, aka: Ṭīṭibhasaras, Titibha-saras; 1 Definition(s)


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Katha (narrative stories)

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Ṭīṭibhasaras (टीटिभसरस्) or Ṭiṭṭibhasaras is the name of a sacred lake (saras), according to in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 51. Accordingly, as the Munis (hermits) said to Sītā while in the hermitage of Vālmīki: “... there is a famous bathing-place in this forest, called Ṭīṭibhasaras, for a certain chaste woman named Ṭīṭibhī, being falsely accused by her husband, who suspected her of familiarity with another man, in her helplessness invoked the goddess Earth and the Lokapālas, and they produced it for her justification. There let the wife of Rāma clear herself for our satisfaction”.

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

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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