Alamkarashastra, aka: Alaṃkāraśāstra, Alaṃkāra-śāstra, Alankarashastra, Alankara-shastra; 5 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Alaṃkāraśāstra and Alaṃkāra-śāstra can be transliterated into English as Alamkarasastra or Alamkarashastra or Alamkara-sastra or Alamkara-shastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Alaṃkāraśāstra: Daṇḍin’s contribution to, disciplinary influences on, doṣas (faults) in overview of śleṣa. See also alaṃkāra;

Source: Google Books: Extreme Poetry: The South Asian Movement of Simultaneous Narration
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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

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Alaṃkāraśāstra (अलंकारशास्त्र) refers to the “study of figures of speech” and represents one of the six divisions of the Vedāṅga texts, a type of Śāstra categorised as Apaurūṣeya; all part of the ancient Indian education system, which aimed at both the inner and the outer dimension of a person.

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Education: Systems & Practices
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Many of the benedictory verses in alaṃkāraśāstra are directed to Sarasvatī , the patron Goddess of speech and learning, and hence examine the relationship between language and divinity.

Source: Kyoto University: Of Maṅgalas and Methodologies

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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alaṅkāraśāstra (अलंकारशास्त्र).—n Science of the ornaments of composition or style, rhetoric.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Alaṃkāraśāstra (अलंकारशास्त्र).—the science and art of rhetoric, poetics.

Derivable forms: alaṃkāraśāstram (अलंकारशास्त्रम्).

Alaṃkāraśāstra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms alaṃkāra and śāstra (शास्त्र).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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