Citracampu, Citracampū, Citra-campu: 3 definitions


Citracampu 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chitrachampu.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

Citracampū (चित्रचम्पू).—The Citra Campū of Bāṇeśvara Vidyalāṅkāra is compsed in 1744 A.D. It eulogises the author’s patron Citrasena of Vardhamana (Badawan), bengal and gives quasi-historical information about the Marāṭhā raid of Bengal in 1742 A.D.

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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

Citracampū (चित्रचम्पू) or “Citra Campū” is a Sanskrit work in the campū style written by Bāṇeśvaravidyalāṅkāra (or, “Bāṇeśvara Vidyalāṅkāra”), relating the Marāṭhā raid of Bengal in 1742 A.D.

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.

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