Kaviraja, Kavirāja, Kavi-raja: 8 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kavirāja (कविराज).—A Sanskrit poet who lived in India in the 12th Century A.D. His chief works are "Rāghavapāṇḍavīya" and "Pārijātaharaṇa". His real name was Mādhavabhaṭṭa.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Kavirāja.—(IA 26), title; sometimes found also among the Musalmans. Note: kavirāja is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kavirāja (कविराज).—

1) a great poet; श्रीहर्षं कविराजराजिमुकुटालङ्कारहीरः सुतम् (śrīharṣaṃ kavirājarājimukuṭālaṅkārahīraḥ sutam) occurring in the last verse of every canto of Naiṣadha Charita.

2) Name of a poet, author of a poem called राघवपाण्डवीय (rāghavapāṇḍavīya).

Derivable forms: kavirājaḥ (कविराजः).

Kavirāja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kavi and rāja (राज).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kavirāja (कविराज).—[masculine] king of poets; [Name] of a poet.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Kavirāja (कविराज) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—See Śrīpāla.

2) Kavirāja (कविराज):—poet, an ancestor of Rājaśekhara. Śp. p. 77. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa]

3) Kavirāja (कविराज):—Ānandalaharīṭīkā. Oudh. X, 22.

4) Kavirāja (कविराज):—lived under king Kāmadeva of Jayantīpurī: Rākṣasakāvyaṭīkā. L. 2821. Rāghavapāṇḍavīya.

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

1) Kavirāja (कविराज):—[=kavi-rāja] [from kavi] m. a king of poets, [Vāmana’s Kāvyālaṃkāravṛtti iv, 1, 10]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of the author of the Rāghavapāṇḍavīya, [Bālarāmāyaṇa viii, 20]

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Kaviraja in German

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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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