Citracampu, aka: Citracampū, Citra-campu; 2 Definition(s)


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

Katha (narrative stories)

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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.

Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

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