Kanyacala, Kanyācala: 2 definitions

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Kanyacala 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 Kanyachala.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdomlib Libary: Kathā

Kanyācala (कन्याचल) is the name of a kulaparvata (boundary-mountain) in Jambūdvīpa mentioned by Soḍḍhala in his Udayasundarīkathā. Jambūdvīpa is one of the seven continents (dvīpa) of Bhūrloka (earth).

The Udayasundarīkathā is a Sanskrit work in the campū style, narrating the story of the Nāga princess Udayasundarī and Malayavāhana, king of Pratiṣṭhāna. Soḍḍhala is a descendant of Kalāditya (Śilāditya’s brother) whom he praises as an incarnation of a gaṇa (an attendant of Śiva).

Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

Kanyācala (कन्याचल).—One of the eight kulaparvatas (boundary-mountains) mentioned by Soḍḍhala.—Soḍḍhala has alluded to one Kanyācala. It may perhaps be the Gauriśikhara, which is the same as the Gaurisankar according to Varāhapurāṇa (chapter 82).

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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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