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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Jiasattu (जिअसत्तु) is the name of an ancient king and father of Siddhiā (according to Āvaśyakacūrṇi).—Cf. Nivvuī (daughter of King Pavvayaa of Mathurā, according to Āvasyakaniryukti with Haribhadra commentary), as mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—Accordingly, “Nivvuī, daughter of King Pavvayaa of Mathurā asks that her husband be a valiant warrior: the honor must go to who will pierce eight discs, then touch a figurine in the eye. The only Suriṃdadatta, one of the twenty-three sons of King Iṃdadatta of the city Imdapura, achieves this feat”.

Cf.  Āvaśyakacūrṇi I 448.10-450.10; Āvasyakaniryukti (Haribhadra commentary) a.7-a.3 and b.6-b.2; Uttarādhyayananiryuktittkā 218.6-221.6; Uttarādhyayana b.9-b.9; Trad  : Balbir in Granoff 1990 p.51-52.

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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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