Virasvamin, Vīrasvāmin, Vira-svamin: 3 definitions
Virasvamin 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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Vīrasvāmin (वीरस्वामिन्) was a soldier in Sunītha and Sūryaprabha’s army whose strength is considered as equaling a double-power warrior (dviguṇaratha), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 47. Accordingly, as the Asura Maya explained the arrangement of warriors in Sunītha’s army: “... [Vīrasvāmin, and others], these are all warriors of double power”.
The story of Vīrasvāmin 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 Vīrasvāmin, 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
1) Vīrasvāmin (वीरस्वामिन्):—[=vīra-svāmin] [from vīra > vīr] m. Name of a Dānava, [Kathāsaritsāgara]
2) [v.s. ...] (with bhaṭṭa) of the father of Medhātithi, [Catalogue(s)]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Vīrasvāmin (वीरस्वामिन्):—m. Nomen proprium eines Dānava [Kathāsaritsāgara 47, 15.]
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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Starts with: Virasvamin bhatta.
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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 15: Lāntikāpitṛ < [Chapter VIII - Initiation of ṛṣabhadatta and devānandā]
Part 1: Misconduct of Gośāla < [Chapter IV - Mahāvīra’s second period of more than six years]
Part 1: Mahāvīra’s samavasaraṇa < [Chapter XIII - Śrī Mahāvīra’s nirvāṇa]
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)