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Vyāḍi, aka: Vyadi; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Vyāḍi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Vyāḍi can be transliterated into English as Vyadi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kathā (narrative stories)

Vyāḍi (व्याडि) is the name of a Brāhman, whose story is told in the ‘Story of Vararuci’, according to the Kathāsaritsśgara. Vyāḍi and another Brāhman (Indradatta) once visited Vararuci who lived together with his mother Vasudattā. They recited to him a Prātiśākhya and upon learning that Vararuci could remember any recitation by heart, they started narrating the tale of two Brāhman brothers.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’) is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta’s quest to become the emperor of the Vidhyādharas. 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

about this context:

Kathās (कथा) are special kind of Sanskrit literature: they are a kind of a mix between Itihāsa (historical legends) and Mahākāvya (epic poetry). Some Kathās reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of the historical deeds of the Gods, sages and heroes.

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