Sanskrit literature

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Noun1.Sanskrit literature - Hindu literature written in Sanskrit
literature - creative writing of recognized artistic value
Hastinapura - one of two classical Hindu epics; a great collection of poetry worked into and around a central heroic narrative (eight times as large as the Iliad and Odyssey combined)
Purana - a body of 18 works written between the first and 11th centuries and incorporating legends and speculative histories of the universe and myths and customary observances
tantra - any of a fairly recent class of Hindu or Buddhist religious literature concerned with ritual acts of body and speech and mind
sutra - a rule or aphorism in Sanskrit literature or a group of aphoristic doctrinal summaries prepared for memorization
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This history is mentioned in 'Raghuvansh Mahakavya' and even in Gazetteer of Sultanpur," said Devmani Dwivedi.
The PCK's specific mix of narrative elements is shared by two other Tamil works: a nineteenth-century drama by the name of Pururava-natakam (PN, "The Drama about Pururava") and a sixteenth-century Tamil mahakavya (8) called Pururava-caritai (PC, "The Adventures of Pururava").
En sanscrito, las palabras mas utilizadas para referirse a estas nociones son estas: smrti, itihasa, mahakavya, gatha.
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It is the message, and now how it is conveyed in the stilted Mahakavya style.
For instance, he compares the narrative of the Old Javanese poem with its possible Sanskrit 'prototypes', namely the Vanaparvan of the Mahabharata and the Mahakavya Kiratarjunlya (though it seems that Robson only used Peterson's [2003] study of the latter text, without consulting any of the existing translations), and concludes that Mpu Kanwa knew both Sanskrit sources but created an original work.
Verses are of five types such as muktaka, yugmaka, sandanitaka, kalapaka and kulaka, and verse-poetry is subclassified as mahakavya (epic), khandakavya (lyric) and kosakavya (lexicon).
This example, basically composed in the classical mahakavya convention, remains the measure of kakawin composition.
In his study on ritual songs of Mithila, Shingo Einoo collected a long version sung by a Dusadh bard from the Darbhanga region.(13) A novel written by Manipadma, Raja Salhes, and a mahakavya written by Matinath Mishra, Jay Raja Salhes, drew their inspiration from this epic.
In his mastery of the intricacies of prosody and the subtleties of grammar and vocabulary, Asvaghosa was clearly the forerunner of the Hindu mahakavya ("great poem") authors.
His epic narrative 'Sri Ramayana Darshanam', a modern rendering of the Indian Hindu epic Ramayana, is regarded as the revival of the era of Mahakavya (Great Epic poetry) in contemporary form and charm.
Part III presents four essays that bring out the innovative features of Kalidasa's chronologically nearest descendants--the canonical poets Bharavi, Magha, and Bhatti--all of whom composed longer, multi-canto kavya known as mahakavya. Part IV devotes four essays to Bana or Banabhatta, as he is often named, the most renowned and influential prose master of the Sanskrit kavya tradition.