Gangavataracampu, aka: Gaṅgāvatāracampū, Gangavatara-campu; 2 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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Gaṅgāvatāracampū (गङ्गावतारचम्पू).—The Gaṅgāvatāra Campū on the story of the Ganges is composed by Śaṅkara Dikṣita, the son of Bālakṛṣṇa of Bhāradvāja Gotra. The author was a poet of the king Sabhasiṃha of Bundelkhand. He also wrote Śaṅkaracetovilāsa, a Campu on the life of Mahārāja Cetasiṃha, a magnate of Benares in 1770-1781 A.D. in the time of the Governor-General Warren Hastings.

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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Gaṅgāvatāracampū (गङ्गावतारचम्पू) or “Gaṅgāvatāra Campū” is a Sanskrit work in the campū style written by Śaṅkara Dikṣita, relating the story of the Ganges.

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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