Vajrasara, Vajrasāra, Vajra-sara: 7 definitions

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Vajrasara 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)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

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.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vajrasāra (वज्रसार).—name of a Bodhisattva: Mahāvyutpatti 713.

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

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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vajrasāra (वज्रसार).—I. adj. having the vigour of a thunderbolt, [Pañcatantra] 58, 10. Ii. m. a proper name, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 226.

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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vajrasāra (वज्रसार).—[adjective] hard as diamond; [substantive] diamond.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Vajrasāra (वज्रसार):—[=vajra-sāra] [from vajra > vaj] mfn. having the essence or nature of a diamond, [Rāmāyaṇa; Pañcatantra]

2) [v.s. ...] adamantine, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] m. or n. a diamond, [ib.; Mālatīmādhava]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of various men, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

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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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