Jatukarni, Jātūkarṇi, Jātukarṇī: 3 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Jatukarni in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Jātūkarṇi (जातूकर्णि).—A siddha.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 15. 13.

1b) Learnt the br. purāṇa from Parāśara and in his turn taught it to Dvaipāyana;1 a Vedavyāsa;2 a contemporary of Vedvyāsa;3 exclusion of mutual alliances among Jātukarṇi, Vasiṣṭha and Atri.4

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 1. 10-11; 35. 124.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 73. 93; Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 214.
  • 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 4. 66.
  • 4) Matsya-purāṇa 47. 246; 200. 19.
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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Jatukarni in Kavya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Mālatīmādhava of Bhavabhūti

Jātukarṇī (जातुकर्णी) was the grandfather of Bhavabhūti. The name of his father was Nīlakaṇṭha and his mother’s name was Jātukarṇī.

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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»] — Jatukarni in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jātūkarṇī (जातूकर्णी):—[from jātūkarṇa] f. Name of Bhava-bhūti’s mother, [Mālatīmādhava i, 5/6]

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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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