Vinitamati, Vinītamati: 3 definitions


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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Vinitamati in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

1) Vinītamati (विनीतमति) is the son of Kamalamati, the warder of king Udayatuṅga from Ahicchatrā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 72. Accordingly, as a female ascetic said to Guṇākara: “... and he [king Udayatuṅga] had a noble warder named Kamalamati. This warder had a matchless son named Vinītamati. The lotus, in spite of its threads, and the bow, in spite of its string, could not be compared to that youth who possessed a string of good qualities, for the first was hollow and the second crooked”.

2) Vinītamati (विनीतमति) is an ambassador (dūta) of king Mandāradeva from Haṃsadvīpa, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 101. Accordingly, as Muni Kaṇva said to Mṛgāṅkadatta in his hermitage: “... he sent her [Mandāravatī] off from Haṃsadvīpa by sea on an auspicious day, to travel to Alakā, in order that she might be married there; and he sent with her a minister of his own, named Vinītamati...’”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Vinītamati, 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.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vinitamati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vinītamati (विनीतमति):—[=vi-nīta-mati] [from vi-nīta > vi-nī] m. Name of two men, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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Vinitamati in German

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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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