Kumarasambhava, aka: Kumara-sambhava, Kumārasaṃbhava; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

Kumarasambhava 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.

In Hinduism

Purana

[Kumarasambhava in Purana glossaries]

Kumārasaṃbhava (कुमारसंभव).—See tārakāmaya.

(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Purana book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of kumarasambhava in the context of Purana from relevant books on Exotic India

Kavya (poetry)

[Kumarasambhava in Kavya glossaries]

The Kumarasambhava of Kalidasa varies from the loveliness of spring and the delights of married love to the utter desolation induced by the death of beloved. The subject is unquestionably a daring one: the events which bring about the marriage of Lord Siva to Uma and the birth of Skanda. The prose order of each sloka has been given in the commentary by using bold type, the words not actually repeated by Mallinatha being enclosed within rectangular brackets. The notes explain allusions, grammatical peculiarities not noticed by Mallinatha, copious extracts from other commentaries being given for this purpose. The book includes text, the commentary of Mallinatha, a literal English translation, notes and introduction.

(Source): Google Books: Kumārasambhava
context information

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’.

Discover the meaning of kumarasambhava in the context of Kavya from relevant books on Exotic India

General definition (in Hinduism)

[Kumarasambhava in Hinduism glossaries]

Kumārasambhava (कुमारसम्भव) is a Sanskrit epic poem by Kālidāsa. The Kumārasambhava is widely regarded as one of Kālidāsa's finest works, a paradigmatic example of Kāvya poetry. The style of description of spring set the standard for nature metaphors pervading many centuries of Indian literary tradition.

(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism

One of Kalidasa's greatest works is 'Kumarasambhava'. Critics maintain that Kalidasa wrote only the first eight chapters of the epic poem. The work describes the marriage of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. It begins with a fine description of that giant among mountains, the Himalaya.

(Source): FreeIndia: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Kumarasambhava in Sanskrit glossaries]

Kumārasaṃbhava (कुमारसंभव).—Name of Kalidāsa's epic.

Derivable forms: kumārasaṃbhavam (कुमारसंभवम्).

Kumārasaṃbhava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kumāra and saṃbhava (संभव).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.

Discover the meaning of kumarasambhava in the context of Sanskrit from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 303 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Kumara
1) Kumāra (कुमार).—Skanda or Subrahmaṇya. (For details see under Skanda).2) Kumāra (कुमार).—A K...
Shambhava
Śāmbhava (शाम्भव) is the name of an Āgama or Tantra mentioned in the Kakṣapuṭatantra ...
Sukumara
Sukumāra (सुकुमार) refers to one of the ten varieties of “rice” (śāli) according to verse 25.60...
Sanatkumara
Sanatkumāra (सनत्कुमार) or Sanatkumārasaṃhitā is the name of a Vaiṣṇava Āgama scripture, classi...
Agnikumara
Agnikumāra (अग्निकुमार).—An epithet of Lord Subrahmaṇya.
Padmasambhava
Padmasaṃbhava (पद्मसंभव).—epithets of Brahman, the lotus-born god. Derivable forms: padmasaṃbha...
Rajakumara
Rājakumāra (राजकुमार).—a prince. Derivable forms: rājakumāraḥ (राजकुमारः).Rājakumāra is a Sansk...
Kumarajiva
Kumārajīva (कुमारजीव).—Name of the plant पुत्रंजीव (putraṃjīva). Derivable forms: kumārajīvaḥ (...
Stanitakumara
Stanitakumārā (स्तनितकुमारा).—(with Jainas) a particular class of gods. Derivable forms: stanit...
Garbhasambhava
Garbhasaṃbhava (गर्भसंभव).—f. becoming pregnant; वर्षद्वयं प्रविष्टस्य वर्ततऽन्तःपुरेऽत्र मे । ...
Kumaradhara
Kumāradhārā (कुमारधारा) is the name of mountain situated to the north-east of Kāntipura (modern...
Agnisambhava
Agnisambhava (अग्निसम्भव).—A King of the Solar dynasty. Genealogy. Viṣṇu-Brahmā-Marīci-Kaśyapa-...
Kumaramatya
Kumārāmātya (कुमारामात्य) refers to the “executive officers” (enjoying the status of a Kumāra) ...
Kumaralalita
Kumāralalitā (कुमारललिता).—f. 1) delicate love-dalliance. 2) Name of a metre consisting of seve...
Atmasambhava
Ātmasaṃbhava (आत्मसंभव).—1) a son; यः स वासवनिर्जेता रावणस्यात्म- संभवः (yaḥ sa vāsavanirjetā r...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: