Vakrapura, Vakra-pura: 1 definition

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Vakrapura 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.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Vakrapura (वक्रपुर) is the name of an ancient city, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 107. Accordingly, “...  [Naravāhanadatta] ascended the heavenly lotus chariot, after he had received permission from him [Śiva] to depart, and went first to the city of Amitagati, named Vakrapura; and as he went, the sciences showed him the path, and the bards of the Siddhas sang his praises”.

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