Dundubhaka, Duṇḍubhaka: 1 definition



Dundubhaka 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)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Duṇḍubhaka (दुण्डुभक) refers to “a long wreath”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 21.43. The word [duṇḍubhaka] is variously spelt in the manuscripts as Dundubhaka, Dundubhika, etc. The word primarily means a kind of harmless snake (rājila). Cāṇḍūpaṇḍita and Vidyādhara explain it as “racitamālāviśeṣaḥ”. Cf. Īśānadeva and Nārāyaṇa.

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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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