Kumarasambhava, Kumara-sambhava, Kumārasaṃbhava: 10 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kumārasaṃbhava (कुमारसंभव).—See tārakāmaya.

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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Google Books: Kumārasambhava

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.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

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: FreeIndia: 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kumārasaṃbhava (कुमारसंभव).—[masculine] the birth of the god of war, T. of a poem.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Kumārasaṃbhava (कुमारसंभव) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—kāvya, by Kālidāsa. Jones. 408. Io. 179. 228. 304. 2025 ([fragmentary]). W. p. 150. Oxf. 115^a. Paris. (B 87. B 227 Ii. D 83). Kh. 84. K. 58. B. 2, 76. Ben. 35. 36. Bik. 237. Tu7b. 8. 9. Kāṭm. 6 (and—[commentary]). Pheh. 5 (and—[commentary]). Rādh. 21 (and—[commentary]). NW. 622. Burnell. 156^a. Bhr. 138. 139 (and—[commentary]). Poona. 220. Ii, 178. Vienna. 17. H. 54-56. Taylor. 1, 63. 64. 170-73. 299. 437. Oppert. 544. 638. 771. 883. 1798. 2506. 2585. 3773. 3965. 4136. 4398. 5014. 6565. 6888. 7095. 7285. 7539. 7750. Ii, 921. 2382. 2563. 2786. 6652. 9022. Rice. 228. W. 1537. 1540-42. Peters. 2, 188 (and—[commentary]). Bp. 301.
—[commentary] Jac. 696.
—[commentary] Padārthadīpikā. Oppert. 5940.
—[commentary] Anvayalāpikā by Kṛṣṇapati Śarman. Quotes the commentaries by Jagaddhara and Divākara L. 2403.
—[commentary] by Kṛṣṇamitrācārya. Oudh. X, 6.
—[commentary] Sārāvalī by Gopālananda. L. 2476. Io. 222 (Nandagopāla).
—[commentary] Dhīrarañjanikā by Govindarāma. L. 751.
—[commentary] Śiśuhitaiṣiṇī by Cāritravardhana. Kh. 65.
—[commentary] Bālabodhinī by Jinabhadra Sūri. Lahore. 4.
—[commentary] by Narahari. Burnell. 156^a.
—[commentary] by Nārāyaṇa. Oppert. 2586.
—[commentary] by Prabhākara. B. 2, 76.
—[commentary] by Bṛhaspati. Io. 1073.
—[commentary] Subodhā by Bharatasena. Io. 228. L. 397.
—[commentary] by Bhīṣmamiśra Maithila. Oudh. Xix, 42.
—[commentary] Avacūri by Muni Matiratna. Peters. 2, 54.
—[commentary] Saṃjīvinī by Mallinātha. Io. 179. 575. 1923. W. p. 150. Oxf. 115^a. B. 2, 76. Rādh. 21. Burnell. 156^a. Gu. 4. Poona. 220. Taylor. 1, 299. 436. 437. 484. Oppert. 2800. 7907. Ii, 8185. Rice. 228. Bp. 301. Sb. 304.
—[commentary] Vyākhyāsudhā by Raghupati (explains the 8th book also). L. 1964.
—[commentary] by Vatsa. B. 2, 78.
—[commentary] by Ānandadevāyani Vallabha. Oudh. Xiv, 28. W. 1541.
—[commentary] by Vallabhadeva. B. 2, 78. NW. 614. H. 56. Peters. 1, 114. Bp. 262.
—[commentary] Kathambhūtikā by Vindhyeśvarīprasāda. NW. 620.
—[commentary] Śiśuhitaiṣiṇī by Vyāsavatsa. Bp. 17.
—[commentary] Devasenā by Haricaraṇadāsa. Peters. 1, 114.

2) Kumārasaṃbhava (कुमारसंभव):—add Bp. 262. read Io. 2525 ([fragmentary]) instead of 2025, and Paris. (B 228) instead of 227.
—[commentary] by Gopālananda. read Io. 228.
—[commentary] by Mallinātha. add Ben. 36 and NW. 622.

3) Kumārasaṃbhava (कुमारसंभव):—by Kālidāsa. Io. 179 (omits 3. 4). 228. 808. 1601. 2469. 2525. Fl. 63. 64 (and—[commentary]). Gb. 53. 54. Peters. 4, 25. Rgb. 334-36. Stein 67 (inc.).
—[commentary] Avacūri. Rgb. 338.
—[commentary] by Gopāladāsa. Peters. 4, 25.
—[commentary] Sārāvalī by Nandagopāla. Io. 228 (not 222). 849.
—[commentary] by Jinasamudra Sūri. Rgb. 337.
—[commentary] by Narahari (Sarasvatītīrtha). Stein 67 (1-5).
—[commentary] by Nārāyaṇa. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 19.
—[commentary] by Bṛhaspati. Io. 228. 1073.
—[commentary] Saṃjīvanī by Mallinātha. Io. 228. 2111. 2114.
—[commentary] by Vijayagaṇi. Rgb. 336.
—[commentary] Śiśuhitaiṣiṇī by Vyāsavatsa. Rgb. 334 (Vatsavyāsa).
—[commentary] Saṃjīvanī on sarga 8-17, by Sītārāma. L. 3289. Kumārasambhavasthūlārthanirṇaya. Io. 163. 898.

4) Kumārasaṃbhava (कुमारसंभव):—by Kālidāsa. Ulwar 902 (1-7). 903 (11 sargāḥ).
—[commentary] Saṃjīvanī by Mallinātha. Ulwar 904.

5) Kumārasaṃbhava (कुमारसंभव):—by Kālidāsa. Ak 473 (1-8). 474 (8-17). 475 (1-7 and C.). 476 (1-3). As p. 47. Bd. 378. 379. Il. L.. 365-372. Peters. 5, 332. 6, 330. C. [anonymous] L.. 374 (1-4). C. Khaṇḍānvayī. Peters. 6, 330. C. by Gopālānanda. As p. 47. C. by Navanītarāmamiśra. As p. 47. C. by Nārayaṇa, a pupil of Kṛṣṇa. Whish 118 (1-8). C. by Bharatasena. As p. 47. Io. 228. 1206. C. by Mallinātha. L.. 373. Śg. 2, 95. C. by Vatsavyāsa. Bd. 378. C. by Vallabha. Peters. 5, 333 (1-8). C. by Vallabhadeva. Bd. 379. L.. 372. C. by Haridāsa Miśra. Ak 476 (1-3).

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

1) Kumārasambhava (कुमारसम्भव):—[=kumāra-sambhava] [from kumāra] m. the birth of Skanda or Kārttikeya, [Rāmāyaṇa i, 38, 31]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a poem by Kālidāsa.

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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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