Vanavira, Vanavīra: 1 definition



Vanavira 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: Wisdomlib Libary: Kathā

Vanavīra (वनवीर) is the name of a kirāta who appeared before Malayavāhana (king of Pratiṣṭhāna), according to the seventh Ucchvāsa of the Udayasundarīkathā. Vanavīra offered the king a mare named Uccaiḥśravā, who is described as “a good carrier of Brahmā and a physical form of wind”.

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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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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