Janyajana, Janya-jana: 1 definition



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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Janyajana (जन्यजन) or Janya refers to “those who carry the bride (in a palanquin)”, and as mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 11.15. In verse 11.65, 95, janyajanaḥ means the same thing. In verse 16.48 janyajana is used in the sense of those who accompany the bridegroom to the bride’s place; the members of the bridegroom’s party, or vārayātrika, as they are called, in 16.66. In 15.72 janyayātrā means “the marriage procession”, “the procession of the bridegroom’s party”. [...] The word is used in Moharājaparājaya (act 1); also in Mālatīmādhava (act VI). Jagaddhara quotes Medinī.

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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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