Udayasundari, aka: Udayasundarī; 1 Definition(s)


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Katha (narrative stories)

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Udayasundarī (उदयसुन्दरी) is the daughter of Śikhaṇḍatilaka (king of Indīvara) by his wife Vijayarekhā, according to the sixth Ucchvāsa of the Udayasundarīkathā. Her close friend Tārāvalī relates their story to Malayavāhana (king of Pratiṣṭhāna) while staying in the hermitage of Viśvabhūti.

The Udayasundarīkathā is a Sanskrit epic tale written by Soḍḍhala in the early 11th century, revolving around the Nāga princess Udayasundarī and Malayavāhana (king of Pratiṣṭhāna).

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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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