Vindhyavasini, Vindhyavāsinī, Vindhya-vasini: 1 definition
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Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Vindhyavāsinī (विन्ध्यवासिनी) is one of the epithets of Durgā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 53. Accordingly, as Vīravara praised Durgā: “... thou art the principle of life in creatures; by thee this world moves. In the beginning of creation Śiva beheld thee self-produced, blazing and illuminating the world with brightness hard to behold, like ten million orbs of fiery suddenly produced infant suns rising at once, filling the whole horizon with the circle of thy arms, bearing a sword, a club, a bow, arrows and a spear. And thou wast praised by that god Śiva in the following words ... [Vindhyavāsinī, etc...]”.
Also, “... when Skanda, and Vasiṣṭha, and Brahmā, and the others heard thee praised, under these [eg., Vindhyavāsinī] and other titles, by Śiva well skilled in praising, they also praised thee. And by praising thee, O adorable one, immortals, Ṛṣis and men obtained, and do now obtain, boons above their desire. ”
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Vindhyavāsinī, 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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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 20 - Pārvatī’s Eulogy of the Lord of Aruṇācala < [Section 3b - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Uttarārdha)]
Chapter 19 - Demon Mahiṣa Slain by Durgā < [Section 3b - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Uttarārdha)]
Chapter 4 - The Procedure of Kārttikasnāna < [Section 4 - Kārttikamāsa-māhātmya]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
One hundred and eight (108) names of Sāvitrī < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 3 - Hymn to Śiva by Viṣṇu and other gods < [Section 2.3 - Rudra-saṃhitā (3): Pārvatī-khaṇḍa]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)