Anandavardhana, Ānandavardhana, Ānandavardhanā: 8 definitions
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Kavyashastra (science of poetry)Source: DASH: The Theology of Literary Emotions in Medieval Kashmir
Ānandavardhana (आनन्दवर्धन) famous ninth century theorist who propounded his theory of “poetic manifestation” (dhvani or vyañjanā). Dhvani was so important to Ānandavardhana that his text, Dhvanyāloka, is named after it.—Ānandavardhana was not an unreligious man. He is known to have composed an elaborate hymn to the Goddess, called Devīśataka [Devīśatakam], or One Hundred Verses on the Goddess, which is still available, and a work called Tattvāloka, or Lamp on Reality, which has been lost, but which Abhinavagupta tells us was about metaphysics and theology. Abhinavagupta also tells us, interestingly, that Ānandavardhana wrote a sub-commentary on a famous Buddhist work, Dharmottara’s commentary on Dharmakīrti's Pramāṇaviniścya, or Determination of Authoritative Means of Knowledge.
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Ānandavardhana (आनन्दवर्धन).—A great critic of Sanskrit literature. He lived in the 9th century A.D. He expounded his theory of Dhvanivāda by 120 Kārikās. His own commentary of the Kārikās is the book called Dhvanyāloka. There are four parts for Dhvanyāloka and each part is called an Udyota.
There is a belief among a few that the Kārikās were written by another scholar, Sahṛdaya, and that Ānandavardhana had written only a commentary on it. He was a member of the royal council of Avantivarmā who ruled Kashmīr during the period 854-884 A.D. It is believed that he wrote Dhvanyāloka in 850 A.D. Many commentaries have been written of Dhvanyāloka of which the one written by Abhinavagupta is considered to be the best.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Google Books: Croaking Frogs: A Guide to Sanskrit Metrics and Figures of Speech
Ānandavardhana was a ninth-century thinker from Kashmir. His Dhvanyāloka (also known as the Kāvyāloka) was a pivotal work in the history of Indian aesthetics and marks a dividing line between the old and the new poetics. Ānandavardhana saw works as aesthetically-integrated wholes, shifting emphasis away from individual formal elements to the overall impression left on the reader or viewer.
Ānandavardhana accepted Bharata’s rasa theory, believing that the main goal of petry is to evoke a specific emotional mood or “flavor” (rasa). But the Dhvanyāloka went beyond this and introduced the new idea that rasa can only be communcated by the power of implied or suggested meaning (dhvani).
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Ānandavardhanā (आनन्दवर्धना) refers to one of the Dikkumārikās living on the eastern Rucaka mountains, according to chapter 2.2 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Accordingly: “[...] Then the Dikkumārikās living on the eastern Rucaka Mountains: Nandottarā, Nandā, Ānandā, Ānandavardhanā, Vijayā, Vaijayantī, Jayantī, and Aparājitā, accompanied by all their magnificence and power, came with their retinues to the birth-house in the same way as the preceding ones and circumambulated the Master and the Master’s mother three times. After they had announced themselves to the Mistress, had bowed, and had recited a hymn of praise as before, they stood in front of them, singing, and holding jeweled mirrors”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Ānandavardhana (आनन्दवर्धन) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—lived ander Avantivarman (‘854-883’). Rājat. V, 34: Arjunacarita. Dīnākrandanastotra?. Report. Ix. Devīśataka. [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva] preface p. 114. Dhvanyāloka or Sahṛdayāloka. Quoted by Kṣemendra in Aucityavicāracarcā 1, 18. Viṣamabāṇalīlā.
2) Ānandavardhana (आनन्दवर्धन):—son of Nona: Dharmottamā Viniścayaṭīkā.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Ānandavardhana (आनन्दवर्धन):—[=ā-nanda-vardhana] [from ā-nanda > ā-nand] mfn. enhancing enjoyment, [Rāmāyaṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a poet, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]
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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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Ends with: Shatpadanandavardhana.
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Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study) (by Debabrata Barai)
Part 8 - Dhvanyāloka of Ānandavardhana < [Chapter 2 - A General Outlines of Sanskrit Poetics]
Part 4 - Dhvani theory and the Kāvyamīmāṃsā < [Chapter 4 - Position of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā in Sanskrit Poetics]
Part 11 - Vyaktiviveka of Mahimbhaṭṭa < [Chapter 2 - A General Outlines of Sanskrit Poetics]
Shishupala-vadha (Study) (by Shila Chakraborty)
Alamkaras mentioned by Vamana (by Pratim Bhattacharya)
8: Alaṃkāra-śāstra according to Ānandavardhana (9th century) < [Chapter 2 - The concept of alaṃkāra in Sanskrit Poetics]
15: Alaṃkāra-śāstra according to Ruyyaka (12th century) < [Chapter 2 - The concept of alaṃkāra in Sanskrit Poetics]
Indian Aesthetics and Telugu Poetry Today < [January – March, 2008]
The Concept of Dhvani in Sanskrit < [January – March, 1994]
“Modernist Writers” in the Light of < [April – June, 1990]
Kuntaka’s evaluation of Sanskrit literature (by Nikitha. M)
3. Amaruśataka in Kuntaka’s treatment < [Chapter 6 - Kuntaka’s assessment of Verses Cited in Śatakas and Anthologies]
Conclusion to Chapter 6 < [Chapter 6 - Kuntaka’s assessment of Verses Cited in Śatakas and Anthologies]
3.4. Kuntaka’s views on Rasa < [Chapter 1 - Vakroktijīvita: A Synoptic Survey]
Vakyapadiya (study of the concept of Sentence) (by Sarath P. Nath)