Bhagavatacampu, Bhagavata-campu, Bhāgavatacampū: 5 definitions


Bhagavatacampu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Bhagavatachampu.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

Bhāgavatacampū (भागवतचम्पू).—There are many Bhāgavata Campūs, for instance by Cidambara, by Rāmabhadra and by Rājanātha. Cidambara also wrote Pañcakalyāṇa Campū. His Bhāgavata Campū relates the story of Kṛṣṇa. There is a commentary on it by his father Ananta Narāyaṇa which interprets every verse thrice to carry the meaning threefold.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Bhāgavatacampū (भागवतचम्पू) or “Bhāgavata Campū” is the name of various Sanskrit works in the campū style. Authors include Cidambara, Rāmabhadra and Rājanātha.

Campū is a form of Sanskrit literature similair to the epic (kathā) and dramatic (kāvya) style. It contains both prose romance as well as sections in verse.

India history and geography

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Bhāgavatacampū (भागवतचम्पू) is the name of a work ascribed to Rāmapāṇivāda (18th Century): a scholar of multi discipline, who flourished in Kerala in the 18th Century. He was a prolific writer both in Sanskrit and Prakrit. Also see the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” XXIV. pp. 173-74.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Bhāgavatacampū (भागवतचम्पू) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—by Abhinavakālidāsa K. 62. Oppert. 93. 578. 1074. 4018. Ii, 1345. 1777. 2636. 3736. 5119. 5139. 6927. 7414. 7965. 9065. Rice. 250.
—[commentary] Oppert. 6960. Ii, 3733.
—[commentary] by Akṣayaśāstrin. Rice. 250.
—by Cidambara. Burnell. 160^a.
—by Raghunātha Kavi. Burnell. 160^a.

2) Bhāgavatacampū (भागवतचम्पू):—by Abhinavakālidāsa. Bl. 74. 290. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 26 (by Abhinavakālidāsa alias Padmarāja). 60. Hz. 320. Printed in Grantharatnamālā.
—[commentary] Kavirañjanī by Rāghavācārya. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 26.
—[commentary] Sudhīcandrikā by Rāma Kavi. ibid.

3) Bhāgavatacampū (भागवतचम्पू):—by Parvatavardhana. Hz. 471.

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

Bhāgavatacampū (भागवतचम्पू):—[=bhāgavata-campū] [from bhāgavata > bhāga] f. Name of [work]

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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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