Jatukarni, aka: Jātūkarṇi, Jātukarṇī; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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)

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

Source: Shodhganga: Mālatīmādhava of Bhavabhūti
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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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