Haricandra: 5 definitions



Haricandra 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 Harichandra.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Haricandra in Kavya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Haricandra (हरिचन्द्र) is the name of an important person (viz., an Ācārya or Kavi) mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—Haricandra was an ancient poet known for his prose Prabandharāja. In the tenth chapter of Kāvyamīmāṃsā, Rājaśekhara said that Haricandra’s poetic examine held was at Ujjain.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Haricandra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Haricandrā (हरिचन्द्रा).—name of a rakṣasī: Mahā-Māyūrī 243.11.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Haricandra (हरिचन्द्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa] (mentioned amongst other poets, ibid. 5, 129). [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva]

2) Haricandra (हरिचन्द्र):—a medical author: Carakasaṃhitābhāṣya. Quoted by Maheśvara in Viśvaprakāśa Oxf. 187^b, by Candraṭa Oxf. 357^b, by Hemādri in Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayaṭīkā Bp. 373. See Hariścandra.

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

Haricandra (हरिचन्द्र):—[=hari-candra] [from hari] m. Name of various authors and other persons, [Harṣacarita; Subhāṣitāvali etc.]

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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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