Madhavacampu, Mādhavacampū, Madhava-campu: 4 definitions


Madhavacampu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Madhavachampu.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyavilasa of Ciranjiva Bhattacarya (kavya)

Mādhavacampū (माधवचम्पू) is the name of a work ascribed to Cirañjīva Bhaṭṭācārya (fl. 17th century), also known as Rāmadeva or Vāmadeva, son of Rāghavendra.—The Mādhavacampū is a small kāvya of the campū type which was composed in prose and poetry. It consists of five chapters called ucchvāsas. The story runs thus—Kṛṣṇa went to the forest for hunting with his friend Kuvalayākṣa, there he saw a maiden named Kalāvati and they were attracted to each other, Kalāvati chose Kṛṣṇa as her husband amongst a number of invited suitors in the svayaṃvara ceremony and when they were coming back to Madhupura Kṛṣṇa had a fight with Rākṣasas and he got triumph over them, then Kṛṣṇa and Kalāvati started to stay in Madhupura but Kṛṣṇa had to move to Dvārakā as per Nārada’s request, Kalāvati sent a swan to Kṛṣṇa as her messenger to describe her distress of being alone. Finally Kṛṣṇa came back to Madhupura in pretention of demolishing the Rākṣasas. Cirañjīva maintains his originality in describing the incidents and characters of the Mādhavacampū.

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Mādhavacampū (माधवचम्पू) is the name of a work ascribed to Cirañjīva Bhaṭṭācārya (18th century): son of Śatāvadhāna Rāghavendra, grandson of Kāśīnātha Sāmudrikācārya and disciple of Raghudeva Nyāyālaṅkāra. Also see the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” VII. pp. 64-65 and XXXI. p. 9.

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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-English dictionary

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

Mādhavacampū (माधवचम्पू):—[=mādhava-campū] [from mādhava] f. Name of [work]

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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. 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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