Vyaghraparakrama, Vyāghraparākrama: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Vyāghraparākrama (व्याघ्रपराक्रम) is one of the five ministers (mantrin) of Sundarasena: the son of king Mahāsena and Śaśiprabhā from Alakā, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 101. Accordingly, as Muni Kaṇva said to Mṛgāṅkadatta in his hermitage: “... that prince [Sundarasena] had five heroic ministers, equal in age and accomplishments, who had grown up with him from their childhood,... [viz., Vyāghraparākrama]... And they were all men of great courage, endowed with strength and wisdom, well born, and devoted to their master, and they even understood the cries of birds. And the prince lived with them [viz., Vyāghraparākrama] in his father’s house without a suitable wife, being unmarried, though he was grown up”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Vyāghraparākrama, 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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