Daurudhari, Daurudharī: 2 definitions


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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Daurudhari in Kavya glossary
Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Daurudharī (दौरुधरी) (from durudharā) refers to “a conjunction of the planets Juptier and Venus with the moon” (regarded as highly auspicious for births), and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 15.42. The word [daurudharī] is variously spelt. The word occurs in Māgha 13.22. The verse [...] quoted by Vidyādhara is quoted also by Malli in his commentary on Māgha and attributed to Kalyāṇavarman.

Daurudharī is found also in Śrīnāthabhaṭṭa’s Koṣṭhīpradīpa, and gives a wider definition, according to which when there are two planets, excepting the sun, in the twelfth and the second place respectively from the moon, the Yoga is called Durudharā. In the Naiṣadha verse in question Damayantī’s face with the two ear-rings is fancied as the moon attended by two planets. Harṣacarita (chapter 3) compares the ear-rings to Venus and Jupiter, but omits the reference to the moon.

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

Daurudharī (दौरुधरी).—f. A conjunction of planets Jupiter and Venus with the moon regarded as highly auspicious for births; श्रयत्ययं दौरुधरीं धुरं ध्रुवम् (śrayatyayaṃ daurudharīṃ dhuraṃ dhruvam) N.15.42. (cf. 'gurubhārgavayoryoga- ścandreṇaiva yadā bhavet | tadā durudharāyogaḥ' iti jyotiḥśāstre.)

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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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