Gopalacampu, Gopālacampū, Gopala-campu: 4 definitions



Gopalacampu 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 Gopalachampu.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

Gopālacampū (गोपालचम्पू).—The Gopāla Campū of Jiva Goswami, Rupaś younger brother, relates after the Harivaṃśa and Śrimad Bhāgavata, the early childhood of Kṛṣṇa.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Gopālacampū (गोपालचम्पू) or “Gopāla Campū” is a Sanskrit work in the campū style written by Kṛṣṇa, relating the early childhood of Kṛṣṇa.

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.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Gopālacampū (गोपालचम्पू) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—by Jīvarāja. L. 72.

2) Gopālacampū (गोपालचम्पू):—read and—[commentary].

3) Gopālacampū (गोपालचम्पू):—by Jīvarāja.
—[commentary] Rasavatī by the same. L. 3333.

4) Gopālacampū (गोपालचम्पू):—by Jīvarāja. Ulwar 999 (inc.).

5) Gopālacampū (गोपालचम्पू):—Cr.
—by Kiśoravilāsa. Bd. 391 (inc.).

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

Gopālacampū (गोपालचम्पू):—[=go-pāla-campū] [from go-pāla > go] f. Name of [work]

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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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