Kamalalocana, Kamalalocanā, Kamala-locana: 7 definitions


Kamalalocana 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 Kamalalochana.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[«previous next»] — Kamalalocana in Natyashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Kamalalocanā (कमललोचना) is the name of a meter belonging to the Jagatī class of Dhruvā (songs) described in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 32:—“the metre which has in its feet of thirteen syllables, the ninth and the last long, is kamalalocanā”.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Kamalalocana in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Kamalalocanā (कमललोचना) is the daughter of Devasvāmin from Candrapura, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 123. Accordingly, “... there was in a town named Candrapura a Brāhman named Devasvāmin: he had a very beautiful daughter named Kamalalocanā; and he had a young Brāhman pupil named Kusumāyudha, and that pupil and his daughter loved one another well”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Kamalalocanā, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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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»] — Kamalalocana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kamalalocana (कमललोचन).—[adjective] lotus-eyed.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Kamalalocana (कमललोचन) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Saṃgītacintāmaṇi. K. 96. Saṃgītāmṛta. K. 96.

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

1) Kamalalocana (कमललोचन):—[=kamala-locana] [from kamala > kam] mf(ā)n. lotus-eyed

2) Kamalalocanā (कमललोचना):—[=kamala-locanā] [from kamala-locana > kamala > kam] f. Name of a woman, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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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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