Bhishmacarita, Bhīṣmacarita, Bhishma-carita: 1 definition



Bhishmacarita 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.

The Sanskrit term Bhīṣmacarita can be transliterated into English as Bhismacarita or Bhishmacarita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Bhishmacharita.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: Bhismacaritam a critical study

Bhīṣmacarita (भीष्मचरित) or simply Bhīṣma is the name of a Carita-Kāvya type of Mahākāvya (‘epic poem’).—These carita-kāvyas play an important role in the field of Sanskrit language as biography is a significant sector of any literature. They mainly form a part of biographical literature. [...] The Bhīṣmacarita was written by Hari Narayan Dikshit. Alternative title: Bhīṣmacaritam.

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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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