Abhijnanashakuntala, Abhijñānaśākuntala, Abhijnana-shakuntala: 8 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Abhijñānaśākuntala can be transliterated into English as Abhijnanasakuntala or Abhijnanashakuntala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavyashastra (science of poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: Kuntakas evaluation of Sanskrit literature

Abhijñānaśākuntala (अभिज्ञानशाकुन्तल) represents the master piece of Kālidāsa has the quality of both poetry and drama. The thread of the drama is taken from Mahābhārata, but the innovative techniques of Kālidāsa took its fame all over the world. The episode of curse and the introduction of the characters like Anasūyā, Priyamvadā, Śārṅgarava, Śāradvata, Sānumatī etc. emerged from the poetic imagination of Kālidāsa. The charm of this drama from its original source is like the new sprouts and blossoms of dried tree after rain.

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Kavyashastra (काव्यशास्त्र, kāvyaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian tradition of poetry (kavya). Canonical literature (shastra) of the includes encyclopedic manuals dealing with prosody, rhetoric and various other guidelines serving to teach the poet how to compose literature.

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[«previous next»] — Abhijnanashakuntala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhijñānaśākuntala (अभिज्ञानशाकुन्तल).—Name of a celebrated drama by Kālidāsa in seven acts, in which king Duṣyanta marries Kaṇva's foster daughter Śakuntalā by the Gāndharva form of marriage, forgets all about her owing to the curse of Durvāsas, but ultimately recollects, at the sight of the token-ring (abhijñāna) that he had duly married her; अभिज्ञानेन स्मृता शकुन्तला अभि- ज्ञानशकुन्तला (abhijñānena smṛtā śakuntalā abhi- jñānaśakuntalā); तामधिकृत्य कृतं नाटकं° शाकुन्तलम् (tāmadhikṛtya kṛtaṃ nāṭakaṃ° śākuntalam); (the reading °śākuntalam is grammatically indefensible).

Derivable forms: abhijñānaśākuntalam (अभिज्ञानशाकुन्तलम्).

Abhijñānaśākuntala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms abhijñāna and śākuntala (शाकुन्तल).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhijñānaśakuntalā (अभिज्ञानशकुन्तला).—n. (suppl. nāṭaka, a drama), having as subject Śakuntalā, recognised by a token of remembrance, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 3, 12.

Abhijñānaśakuntalā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms abhijñāna and śakuntalā (शकुन्तला).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Abhijñānaśakuntala (अभिज्ञानशकुन्तल) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—nāṭaka by Kālidāsa. Jones. 313. [Mackenzie Collection] 109. Cop. 14. Io. 1060. 1491. 1718. 1858. W. p. 161. Oxf. 134^b. Paris. (B 86. Gr. 20). L. 1274. Khn. 44. K. 68 (and—[commentary]). B. 2, 124 (and—[commentary]). Report. Xiii. Ben. 37. 39. Bik. 250. Kāṭm. 7. Pheh. 6. Rādh. 23. Oudh. V, 8. Burnell. 173^a. H. 93. 94. Taylor. 1, 11. 333. 480. Oppert. 377. 620. 790. 1149. 1598. 1599. 2059. 2060. 2459. 2715. 3498. 4068. 4166. 4357. 5186. 6444. 6679. 6793. 7015. 7263. 7640. Ii, 597. 862. 997. 1187. 1235. 1387. 1666. 2102. 2414. 2616. 3365. 3842. 5127. 5355. 5645. 5708. 5796. 6467. 6813. 6856. 6966. 7036. 7982. 8126. 8155. 8381. 8526. 8594. 8962. 9112. 9219. 9519. 9762. 10187. 10417. Rice. 264. 266. Bp. 263. Bühler 554.
—[commentary] B. 2, 124. Ben. 40. NW. 624. P. 10. Oppert. 6235.
—[commentary] by Abhirāma Bhaṭṭa. Oppert. 2716. Ii, 3843.
—[commentary] Kumāragirirājīya by Kāṭayavema. [Mackenzie Collection] 109. Burnell. 173^a. Oppert. 8283. Ii, 8388. 9763. Rice. 266.
—[commentary] by Kṛṣṇanātha Pañcānana. Oppert. Ii, 8382.
—[commentary] by Candraśekhara. Io. 77. 1398.
—[commentary] by Ḍamaruvallabha. Oppert. 8384.
—[commentary] Prākṛtavivṛti by Nārāyaṇabhaṭṭa. Oudh. Xix, 136. Burnell. 173^b. Lahore. 6.
—[commentary] Arthoddyotanikā by Rāghava Bhaṭṭa. B. 2, 124. Burnell. 173^b. Rice. 254. Bühler 554.
—[commentary] by Rāmabhadra. L. 2824.
—[commentary] Rasacandrikā by Śaṅkara. Oxf. 135^a.
—[commentary] by Śrīnivāsabhaṭṭa. Oppert. Ii, 7784. 8385.

2) Abhijñānaśakuntala (अभिज्ञानशकुन्तल):—
—[commentary] by Kāṭayavema. read Oppert. 8282. Ii, 8383.
—[commentary] by Ḍamaruvallabha. read Oppert. Ii, 8384.

3) Abhijñānaśakuntala (अभिज्ञानशकुन्तल):—Io. 2238 (aṅka 1. 2 and part of 3). 2696 (southern recension). Oudh. Xx, 60 (and—[commentary]). Rgb. 409 (and—[commentary]). 463. Stein 77.
—[commentary] Arthadīpikā. Io. 1267.
—[commentary] by Candraśekhara. Io. 77 A (not 77).
—[commentary] by Rāghava Bhaṭṭa. [Bhau Dāji Memorial] 120. Bl. 107.

4) Abhijñānaśakuntala (अभिज्ञानशकुन्तल):—nāṭaka, by Kālidāsa. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 94. Hz. 4. 248. Ulwar 991.
—[commentary] Arthoddyotanikā by Rāghava Bhaṭṭa, son of Pṛthvīdhara Bhaṭṭa. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 94. Ulwar 992.
—[commentary] by Vemabhūpāla. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 94.

5) Abhijñānaśākuntala (अभिज्ञानशाकुन्तल):—by Kālidāsa. Ak 583. 584 (inc.). As p. 11. Bc 97. 266. Bd. 521. Il (three Mss.). Io. 2696 (not 2697). L.. 479. Śg. 2, 121. 122. Whish 81, 3. 151, 1. C. Arthadīpikā. Io. 1627 (not 1267). C. by Abhirāma Bc 79. 349. C. by Kāṭavema. Il. Io. 2697. C. Arthadyotanikā by Rāghavabhaṭṭa. Bd. 522. Tb. 55. C. by Śrīnivāsa, son of Timmaya. Il (aṅka 1). Śg. 2, 123. Whish 82. Prākṛtachāyā. Bd. 472. 523.

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

Abhijñānaśakuntala (अभिज्ञानशकुन्तल):—[=abhi-jñāna-śakuntala] [from abhi-jñāna > abhi-jñā] n. title of a play of Kālidāsa id est. (the nāṭaka or play) on the subject of ‘token- (recognized) -Śakuntalā’ [Śākaṭāyana]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhijñānaśakuntala (अभिज्ञानशकुन्तल):—[bahuvrihi compound] n.

(-lam) The drama Śakuntalā (liter.: the drama the subject of which is Śakuntalā recognized by the token i. e. by the ring). E. abhijñāna (scil. smṛta) and śakuntalā, scil. nāṭaka.

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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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