Vindumati, aka: Vindumatī; 1 Definition(s)
Vindumati 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.
Katha (narrative stories)
Vindumatī (विन्दुमती) is a daughter of Satyavrata, a Niṣāda king, according to the “story of the golden city”, in the to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 26. Accordingly, “when Vindumatī, the daughter of the fisher-king, said this to him, Śaktideva, remembering his dream, accepted her proposal gladly; she procured his release, and he married that fair one, whose wish was gratified by her brothers receiving the command to do so from Durgā in a dream”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Vindumatī, 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.(Source): Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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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Search found 3 books and stories containing Vindumati or Vindumatī. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
The Harsha-charita (by Bāṇabhaṭṭa)