Bhattanarayana, Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa, Bhatta-narayana: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Bhattanarayana in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa (भट्टनारायण) is the name of an author of works dealing with prosodoy (chandas or chandaśśāstra) quoted by Kṣemendra (11th century) in his Suvṛttatilaka. The Suvṛttatilaka is a monumental work of Sanskrit prosody in which the author discusses 27 popular metres which were used frequently by the poets (e.g., Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa).

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa (भट्टनारायण).—A sanskrit poet who flourished near about A.D. 700. Veṇīsaṃhāra, a drama in six acts is the only composition of his found out, yet. He is also known by another name, Mṛgarājalakṣma. Certain scholars opine that he might have lived before Bāṇa and after Vāmana.

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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.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[«previous next»] — Bhattanarayana in Natyashastra glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The practical application of sanskrit dramaturgy in the venisamhara

Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa (भट्टनारायण) is the author of the Veṇīsaṃhāra: a Sanskrit drama based upon the great war of Mahabharata written in six Acts.—Bhaṭṭa-Nārāyaṇa was of Śāṇḍilya family and originally belonged to Kānyakubja or Kannouj as narrated in “Kṣitīśa-vaṃśāvalī-carita” of Bengal where it is clearly mentioned that Bhaṭṭa-nārāyaṇa was one of the five Brāhmiṇs brought to Bengal with special request of king Ādisura. After the performance of the sacrifice to please the deities like Indra,Varuṇa, Mitravaruṇa and others for a shower in the rainless territory of Ādisura, having seen the scholasticity, ritual expertise of Bhaṭṭa-nārāyaṇa, king Ādisura became very much impressed and gave him a territory of land (Jamindary) to Bhaṭṭa-nārāyaṇa; mythically he became a king, Sāmantarāja.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa (भट्टनारायण).—Name of the author of वेणीसंहारम् (veṇīsaṃhāram).

Derivable forms: bhaṭṭanārāyaṇaḥ (भट्टनारायणः).

Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhaṭṭa and nārāyaṇa (नारायण).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa (भट्टनारायण).—[masculine] [Name] of a poet.

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

Bhaṭṭanārāyaṇa (भट्टनारायण):—[=bhaṭṭa-nārāyaṇa] [from bhaṭṭa] m. Name of the author of the Veṇī-saṃhāra and of other writers, [Kṣitīśa-vaṃśāvalī-carita; Catalogue(s)]

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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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