Trailokyaprabha, Trailokyaprabhā: 2 definitions


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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Trailokyaprabhā (त्रैलोक्यप्रभा) is the daughter of the Daitya king Trailokyamālin and Svayaṃprabhā, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 118. Accordingly, “... and then Svayaṃprabhā, the wife of Trailokyamālin, began austerities in order to bring about the welfare of her imprisoned husband, and in the same way her daughters, Trailokyaprabhā and Tribhuvanaprabhā, began austerities for the welfare of their father.”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Trailokyaprabhā , 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Trailokyaprabhā (त्रैलोक्यप्रभा):—[=trailokya-prabhā] [from trailokya > traiṃśa] f. Name of the daughter of a Dānava, [Kathāsaritsāgara cviii.]

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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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