Ghatakarpara, Ghaṭakarpara, Ghata-karpara: 6 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Ghaṭakarpara (घटकर्पर).—One of the nine great poets in Sanskrit reputed as the nine gems in Vikramāditya’s court.

"Dhanvantari—Kṣapaṇak Āmarasiṃha—Śaṅku—Vetālabhaṭṭa—Ghaṭakarpara—Kālidāsāḥ". A poem of twenty-two verses in Sanskrit called Ghaṭakarpara kāvya is attributed to him. The theme of the poem is a message despatched by the hero to his wife who has only recently been married. All the stanzas are in yamaka (repeating a word or set of words to convey different meanings at the end of each line). By composing a poem called 'Nalodaya', Kālidāsa answered the challenge posed by Ghaṭakarpara in the use of Yamaka. Ghaṭakarpara answered Kālidāsa in the following stanza.

"eko hi doṣo guṇasannipāte nimajjatīndoriti yo babhāṣe / nūnam na dṛṣṭaṃ kavināpi tena dāridryadoṣo guṇarāśināśī." (Kālidāsa, in verse 3, Canto 1 of Kumārasaṃbhava had written 'Eko hi doṣo guṇasannipāte nimajjatīndoḥ kiraṇeṣvivāṅkaḥ". In the above verse by Ghaṭakarpara the usage 'Kavināpi tena' may be interpreted in two ways, viz. Kavinā+api+tena and Kavi+nāpitena. By the second combination Ghaṭakarpara converted Kālidāsa into a barber (nāpita).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ghaṭakarpara (घटकर्पर).—

1) Name of a poet.

2) a piece of a broken jar, pot-sherd; जीयेय येन कविना यमकैः परेण तस्मै वहेयमुदकं घट- कर्परेण (jīyeya yena kavinā yamakaiḥ pareṇa tasmai vaheyamudakaṃ ghaṭa- karpareṇa) Ghāṭ.22.

Derivable forms: ghaṭakarparaḥ (घटकर्परः).

Ghaṭakarpara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ghaṭa and karpara (कर्पर).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ghaṭakarpara (घटकर्पर).—[masculine] [Name] of a poet; [neuter] his poem.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Ghaṭakarpara (घटकर्पर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—kāvya, sometimes attributed to Kālidāsa. Khn. 40. K. 58. (and—[commentary]). B. 2, 82. (and—[commentary]). Kāṭm. 7 (and—[commentary]). Pheh. 6. Burnell. 158^a. Kāśīn. 14. Lahore. 1882, 1. H. 61. Oppert. Ii, 8024. Rice. 230. Peters. 1, 115. 119. Bp. 302 (and—[commentary]). Bühler 554 (and—[commentary]). Sb. 313.
—[commentary] Oppert. Ii, 8025.
—[commentary] Ghaṭakarparakulakavṛtti by Abhinavagupta. Report. Ix.
—[commentary] by Kamalākara, son of Caturbhuja. Io. 2525. Gu. 4.
—[commentary] by Kuśalakavi. Kāśīn. 4.
—[commentary] by Govardhana, son of Ghanaśyāma. Printed.
—[commentary] by Tārācandra. Lahore. 1882, 1.
—[commentary] by Vindhyeśvarīprasāda. NW. 620.
—[commentary] by Vaidyanātha. L. 2475. Pūrvaghaṭakarpara. Quoted by Rāyamukuṭa.

2) Ghaṭakarpara (घटकर्पर):—add Rādh. 21 (and—[commentary]). Oudh. Xx, 48.
—[commentary] by Kamalākara. add B. 2, 82.
—[commentary] by Kuśalakavi. read Kāśīn. 14.
—[commentary] by Bharatasena. L. 3172.

3) Ghaṭakarpara (घटकर्पर):—kāvya. Bl. 53. Cu. add. 2418. 2454. Fl. 78 (and Mugdhāvabodhanā). 79. 80 (and—[commentary]). Io. 1238 (and—[commentary]). 2525. 3083. Peters. 4, 26 (and—[commentary]). Rgb. 352 (and—[commentary]).
—[commentary] Stein 68.
—[commentary] Subodhinī by Aḍakamalla. L.. 53.
—[commentary] by Abhinavagupta. Stein 68.
—[commentary] by Tārācandra. Cu. add. 2418. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 25.

4) Ghaṭakarpara (घटकर्पर):—kāvya. Ulwar 920 (and—[commentary]).
—[commentary] by Govinda, son of Nīlakaṇṭha. See Ulwar Extr. 502.

5) Ghaṭakarpara (घटकर्पर):—poem. Ak 498. As p. 61 (2 Mss. with C.). Bd. 397-399. Cr. (and C.). Io. 1238 (and C.). 2525. 3083. 3196. Peters. 5, 346. C. Ak 497. 498. Bd. 399. Hpr. 1, 109. C. Ghaṭakarparayojinī by Kamalākara, son of Caturbhuja. Io. 2525. No. 3796. C. by Tārācandra. Io. 3196. C. by Ramāpati Miśra. Bd. 398.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ghaṭakarpara (घटकर्पर):—[=ghaṭa-karpara] [from ghaṭa > ghaṭ] m. Name of the author of a highly artificial poem called after him (also author of the Nītisāra and mentioned as one of the 9 gems of king Vikramāditya’s court)

2) [v.s. ...] n. the fragments of a pot, [Ghaṭakarpara; Pañcatantra]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of Ghaṭa-karpara’s poem

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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. 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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