Vikritadamshtra, Vikritadaṃṣṭra: 3 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Vikritadaṃṣṭra can be transliterated into English as Vikritadamstra or Vikritadamshtra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Vikritadaṃṣṭra (विक्रितदंष्ट्र) is the name of a Vidyādhara who fought on Śrutaśarman’s side but was slain by Harṣa, who participated in the war against Sūryaprabha, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 47. Accordingly: “... then a chief of the Vidyādharas, named Vikritadaṃṣṭra, angry at the slaughter of Aṭṭahāsa, showered arrows upon Harṣa. But Harṣa repelled his arrows, struck down his chariot horses, and his banner and his charioteer, and cut off his head with its trembling earrings”.
The story of Vikritadaṃṣṭra was narrated by the Vidyādhara king Vajraprabha to prince Naravāhanadatta in order to relate how “Sūryaprabha, being a man, obtain of old time the sovereignty over the Vidyādharas”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Vikritadaṃṣṭra, 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.
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 dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vikṛtadaṃṣṭra (विकृतदंष्ट्र):—[=vi-kṛta-daṃṣṭra] [from vi-kṛta > vi-kṛ] m. Name of a Vidyā-dhara, [Kathāsaritsāgara]
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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 (even English!). 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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