Bhadanaka, Bhādānaka: 1 definition


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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Bhādānaka (भादानक) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—In the Kāvyamīmāṃsā, Rājaśekhara does not give the proper location of Bhādānaka but he says that the people of this region talked a language which had an admixture of Apabhraṃśa like the people of Maru and the Takkas. Therefore, Bhādānaka seems to be same as the Bhadiya or Bhadiyanagara of the Pāli books. The last Jain Tirthaṅkara (Mahāvīra) may be having to this place. But Rājaśekhara’s identification is open to objection and mentions the same view of Mahābhārata (sabhā parva- 32). Bhādānaka along with Takka and Maru countries, which are situated in the north-India. It may be possibly located somewhere between the rivers Satadru and Vināsana.

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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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