Vishakhadatta, Viśākhadatta: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Viśākhadatta can be transliterated into English as Visakhadatta or Vishakhadatta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Viśākhadatta (विशाखदत्त).—A Sanskrit playwright. It is believed that his period was between the centuries five and nine A.D. His prominent play is "Mudrā Rākṣasa". He is known by the name Viśākhadeva also. He was the son of King Bhāskaradatta and the grandson of Vaṭeśvaradatta. Of his works, only Mudrārākṣasa has been found till now.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vishakhadatta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Viśākhadatta (विशाखदत्त).—[masculine] [Name] of a poet.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Viśākhadatta (विशाखदत्त) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Pṛthu, grandson of Vaṭeśvaradatta: Mudrārākṣasa. Verses from it in [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Viśākhadatta (विशाखदत्त):—[=vi-śākha-datta] [from vi-śākha > vi] m. Name of the author of the Mudrā-rākṣasa (he was the son of Pṛthu and lived probably in the 9th century), [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 507]

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Vishakhadatta 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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