Vyaghrabhata, Vyāghrabhaṭa: 4 definitions

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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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

1) Vyāghrabhaṭa (व्याघ्रभट) is the name of a minister and friend of Śrīdatta, a Brāhman whose story is told in the “story of Śrīdatta and Mṛgāṅkavatī”, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 10. Śrīdatta was the son of Kālanemi, who was the son of Yajñasoma, a Brāhman from the country of Mālava

2) Vyāghrabhaṭa (व्याघ्रभट) 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: “... [Vyāghrabhaṭa, and others], these kings and princes are warriors of fivefold power”.

The story of Vyāghrabhaṭa 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 Vyāghrabhaṭa, 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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vyaghrabhata in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vyāghrabhaṭa (व्याघ्रभट).—The minister of King Śrīdatta, described in Kathāsaritsāgara. Besides Vyāghrabhaṭa, he had three more ministers named Mahābala, Upendrabala and Niṣṭhūraka.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Vyāghrabhaṭa (व्याघ्रभट):—[=vyāghra-bhaṭa] [from vyāghra > vyā-ghrā] m. Name of an Asura, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] of a warrior, [ib.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Vyāghrabhaṭa (व्याघ्रभट):—m. Nomen proprium eines Kriegers [Kathāsaritsāgara 10, 21.] eines Asura [47, 20.]

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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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