Vajrasara, aka: Vajrasāra, Vajra-sara; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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Vajrasāra (वज्रसार) is the name of a servant of king Udayana from Kauśāmbī, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 58. Accordingly, “... Vajrasāra, being brave and handsome, had a beautiful wife that came from Mālava, whom he loved more than his own body. Once on a time his wife’s father, longing to see her, came in person, accompanied by his son, from Mālava, to invite him and her”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Vajrasāra, 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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Vajrasāra (वज्रसार).—a. as hard as adamant, having the strength of the thunderbolt, adamantine; क्व च निशितनिपाता वज्रसाराः शरास्ते (kva ca niśitanipātā vajrasārāḥ śarāste) Ś.1.1; त्वमपि कुसुमबाणान् वज्रसारीकरोषि (tvamapi kusumabāṇān vajrasārīkaroṣi) 3.4.

Vajrasāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vajra and sāra (सार).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vajrasāra (वज्रसार).—n. of a Bodhisattva: Mvy 713.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vajrasāra (वज्रसार).—Adj. Of the nature of a diamond, (as hard.)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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