Vidagdhacudamani, aka: Vidagdhacūḍāmaṇi, Vidagdha-cudamani; 1 Definition(s)

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Alternative spellings of this word include Vidagdhachudamani.

In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

[Vidagdhacudamani in Katha glossaries]

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.

(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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