Virasharman, Vīraśarman: 2 definitions
Virasharman 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.
The Sanskrit term Vīraśarman can be transliterated into English as Virasarman or Virasharman, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
1) Vīraśarman (वीरशर्मन्) was a soldier in Sunītha and Sūryaprabha’s army whose strength is considered as equaling a fivefold-power warrior (pañcaguṇaratha), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 47. Accordingly, as the Asura Maya explained the arrangement of warriors in Sunītha’s army: “... [Vīraśarman, and others], these kings and princes are warriors of fivefold power”.
The story of Vīraśarman 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”.
2) Vīraśarman (वीरशर्मन्) is the name of a Rājpūt in service of Naravāhanadatta, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 52. Accordingly as Aśokamālā said to queen Alaṅkāravatī in the presence Naravāhanadatta: “... In this very city I entered the service of the mighty Vīraśarman, your servant, a Rājpūt who protects the helpless. When the wicked Haṭhaśarman found that out, he was miserable at having no hope of recovering me, and, being afflicted with separation, he was reduced to skin and bone”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Vīraśarman, 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
Vīraśarman (वीरशर्मन्):—[=vīra-śarman] [from vīra > vīr] m. Name of a warrior, [Kathāsaritsāgara]
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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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 10 - The Story of Emperor Toṇḍamān < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
Chapter 135 - Boon to a Chaste Lady: Dīrghikā < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)