Vidagdhacudamani, Vidagdhacūḍāmaṇi, Vidagdha-cudamani: 4 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Vidagdhachudamani.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Vidagdhacūḍāmaṇi (विदग्धचूडामणि) is the name of a parrot (śuka), as mentioned in the third story of the Vetālapañcaviṃśati in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 77. Accordingly, “... and he [Vikramakeśarin] possessed a parrot of godlike intellect, knowing all the Śāstras, that had been born in that condition owing to a curse, and its name was Vidagdhacūḍāmaṇi”.
The story of Vidagdhacūḍāmaṇi is mentioned in the Vetālapañcaviṃśati (twenty-five tales of a vetāla) which is embedded in the twelfth book of the Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’). The main book is a famous Sanskrit epic detailing the exploits of prince Naravāhanadatta in his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The Kathā-sarit-sāgara is is explained to be an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā which consisted of 100,000 verses and in turn forms part of an even larger work containing 700,000 verses.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vidagdhacūḍāmaṇi (विदग्धचूडामणि):—[=vi-dagdha-cūḍāmaṇi] [from vi-dagdha > vi-dah] m. Name of an enchanted parrot, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā]
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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