Bhojakula, Bhoja-kula: 2 definitions



Bhojakula 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»] — Bhojakula in Kavya glossary
Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Bhojakula (भोजकुल) refers to the “dynasty of the Bhojas” (who ruled over the country of Vidarbha or Berar), and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 16.48.—See Bhandarkar—Early History of the Deccan, p. 20 (Third ed.). In the Naiṣadhacarita, Damayantī’s brother Dama is called bhoja-kulāṅkura.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bhojakula (भोजकुल).—the dynasty of the Bhojas who ruled over the country of Vidarbha or Berar; अभोजयद् भोजकुलाङ्कुरः क्वचित् (abhojayad bhojakulāṅkuraḥ kvacit) N.16.48.

Derivable forms: bhojakulam (भोजकुलम्).

Bhojakula is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhoja and kula (कुल).

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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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