Laladimba, Lalaḍimba, Lala-dimba: 2 definitions


Laladimba 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.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Google Books: The Naisadhiyacarita and Literary Community in South Asia

Lalaḍimba (ललडिम्ब) or Ḍimba refers to a “toy top”.—Nārāyaṇa, in locating the origins of the word ḍimba (in Naiṣadhīya 22.51) says that in Gauḍa language, ḍimba or lalaḍimba is the word for “a toy top” (bhramaraka), while in the languages of Kānyakubja and Mahārāṣṭra (Nārāyaṇa’s country), the word is bhaṃvarā.

Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Lalaḍimba (ललडिम्ब) is a variant spelling for Lasaḍḍimba (“top”) which is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 22.53 (v.r. lalaḍḍimba or lalaḍimba).—See notes for the variant.—Cf. the Bengali word Lāṭima, “a top”; Assamese “‘lāḍimba’ iti nāma”.

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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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