Maladipaka, Mālādīpaka, Mala-dipaka: 7 definitions



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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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

Mālādīpaka (मालादीपक) refers to one of the 93 alaṃkāras (“figures of speech”) mentioned by Cirañjīva Bhaṭṭācārya (fl. 17th century) in his Kāvyavilāsa and is listed as one of the 89 arthālaṃkāras (figure of speech determined by the sense, as opposed to sound).

Ālaṃkārikas like Jayadeva, Appayyadīkṣita and Cirañjīva have defined mālādīpaka in exactly the same way. In their opinion the combination of dīpaka and ekāvalī gives rise to another figure named mālādīpaka—“dīpakaikāvalīyogānmālādīpakamiṣyate”.

Example of the gumpha-alaṃkāra:—

adya śrayati puṇyena vivekaṃ matirudratā |
vivekastu mamātmānamātmā haripadadvayam ||

“Now the aroused intellect resorts to conscience. Conscience resorts to my soul and my soul resorts to two feet of Hari”.

Notes: In this verse intellect, conscience and self are connected with the single attribute in the form of the action resorting, so here we have the touch of dīpaka. Again between the intellect and the conscience describe previously, the conscience is retained and intellect has been left out. So here we find the sense of ekāvalī. This combination of dīpaka and ekāvalī gives rise to the figure mālādīpaka. Now a question arises that here we find the combination of two separate figures of speech.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Maladipaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mālādīpaka (मालादीपक).—a variety of दीपक (dīpaka); Mammaṭa thus defines it:-मालादीपक- माद्यं चेद्यथोत्तरगुणावहम् (mālādīpaka- mādyaṃ cedyathottaraguṇāvaham) K. P.1; see the example given ad loc.

Derivable forms: mālādīpakam (मालादीपकम्).

Mālādīpaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mālā and dīpaka (दीपक).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mālādīpaka (मालादीपक).—n.

(-kaṃ) In rhetoric, affinity of various objects, by a common property. E. mālā, and dīpaka illustrating.

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

Mālādīpaka (मालादीपक):—[=mālā-dīpaka] [from mālā > māla] n. (in [rhetoric]) a [particular] figure of speech, a closely linked or connected climax, [Kāvyādarśa; Kāvyaprakāśa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mālādīpaka (मालादीपक):—[mālā-dīpaka] (kaḥ) 1. m. Analogy.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Mālādīpaka (मालादीपक):—[(mā + dī)] n. eine best. Redefigur, eine verkettete Klimax [kāvyādarśa.2,108.] [Kāvyaprakāśa 154.] [Sāhityadarpana 729.] [KUVALAY. 112,b.] yadā tu pūrvapūrvasya saṃbhaveduttarottaram . pratyutkarṣāvahatvaṃ tanmālādīpakamucyate .. [PRATĀPAR. 103,b,1.] Beispiel: bhāgyabhūmā mahīṃ prāptaḥ kākatīndrabhujaṃ mahī . bhujaḥ pratāpamatulaṃ pratāpaśca jagattrayam .. Vgl. noch [Spr. 4156] und [5074.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Mālādīpaka (मालादीपक):—n. eine best. Redefigur , eine verkettete Klimax.

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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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