Kavyapurusha, Kāvyapuruṣa, Kavya-purusha: 1 definition


Kavyapurusha 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.

The Sanskrit term Kāvyapuruṣa can be transliterated into English as Kavyapurusa or Kavyapurusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Kāvyapuruṣa (काव्यपुरुष) is the name of an important person (viz., an Ācārya or Kavi) mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—He is the legendary son of Sarasvatī (goddess of learning) and propagator of Kāvya-vidyā. He also has known as by the name Sārasvateya. In the third chapter of Kāvyamīmāṃsā, Rājaśekhara says that, Brahmā created Kāvyapuruṣa in the beginning of his creation.

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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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