Bhaktigandhi, Bhakti-gandhi: 2 definitions



Bhaktigandhi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Bhaktigandhi in Kavya glossary
Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Bhaktigandhi (भक्तिगन्धि) refers to “one who has only a small measure of devotion”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 21.32.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bhaktigandhi (भक्तिगन्धि).—a. one who has only a small measure of devotion; भक्तिगन्धिरमुनाकलि कर्णः (bhaktigandhiramunākali karṇaḥ) N.21. 32.

Bhaktigandhi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhakti and gandhi (गन्धि).

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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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