Malatimadhava, Mālatīmādhava, Malati-madhava, Mālatimādhava: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: Mālatīmādhava of Bhavabhūti

Mālatīmādhava (मालतीमाधव) is a literary work written by Bhavabhūti.—The Mālatīmādhava is a Prakaraṇa type of rūpaka in ten acts. The subjectmatter of this Prakaraṇa is the love-story of Mālatī, the daughter of Bhūrivasu, a minister of Padmāvatī and Mādhava a young man studying in the city and son of Devarāta, minister of the king of Vidarbha. With this main love story, the love story of Makaranda and Madayantikā is also skillfully portrayed.

Mālatī and Mādhava meet and fall in love, but the king has determined that Mālatī will marry his favourite, whom she detaste. The plan has been made vain by Makaranda, who personates Mālatī to go through wedding ceremony with the bridegroom. Two Buddhist nuns help in uniting the hero and heroine. Here the predominant sentiment is Śṛṅgāra or Erotic. 

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Mālatīmādhava (मालतीमाधव) was written by Bhavabhūti (born about 680 CE) and Śrīparvata was especially linked, at least in the popular imagination, with these proto-Kaulas. Bhavabhūti’s Mālatīmādhava speaks of a woman styled Yoginī, who performed the Kāpālikavrata at the Śrīparvata and illustrates the vrata by the horrible activities of Aghoraghaṇṭa and his female disciple Kapālakuṇḍalā, who are represented as coming from the Śrīparvata and staying near the mahāśmaśāna (at Padmāvatī in the Gwalior State) containing a temple of Cāmuṇḍā to whom they were going to offer the girl Mālatī in sacrifice.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mālatimādhava (मालतिमाधव) or Mālatīmādhava (मालतीमाधव).—Name of a celebrated drama by Bhavabhūti.

Derivable forms: mālatimādhavam (मालतिमाधवम्), mālatīmādhavam (मालतीमाधवम्).

Mālatimādhava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mālati and mādhava (माधव).

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

Mālatīmādhava (मालतीमाधव).—[neuter] Mālatī and Mādhava, T. of a play.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Mālatīmādhava (मालतीमाधव) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—nāṭaka, by Bhavabhūti. Jones. 413. [Mackenzie Collection] 109 (and—[commentary]). Io. 158. 895 (two copies). 1155. 1890. 2230. Burnell. Io. 119. 479. 480. Oxf. 136^a. K. 72. B. 2, 120 (and—[commentary]). Report. Xi. Ben. 37. Bik. 252. Kāṭm. 7. Pheh. 6. Rādh. 23. Burnell. 170^b. H. 105. Taylor. 1, 479. Oppert. 594. 1075. 1143. 1987. 2402. 2953. 3338. 3455. 4157. 4341. 4437. 4842. 4909. 5752. 6406. Ii, 592. 658. 838. 1134. 1358. 1648. 2511. 5868. 5985. 6688. 6940. 7702. 8919. 9077. 9190. 9497. 10409. Rice. 260. W. 1562. 1563. Bühler 554.
—[commentary] Np. V, 126. Oppert. 3456.
—[commentary] by Jagaddhara. Io. 158. 943. 1316. Oxf. 136^a. L. 2137. K. 72. B. 2, 120. Ben. 37. Oudh. X, 6. Burnell. 170^b. Bühler 554.
—[commentary] Bhāvapradīpikā by Tripurāri Sūri. [Mackenzie Collection] 110. Burnell. 170^b. Oppert. 2403. Ii, 1694. 3751. 5986. 6667. 9155. 9820. Rice. 260.
—[commentary] Durgamāśubodhinī by Mānāṅka. Io. 158. 895. Oxf. 136^a.
—[commentary] by Rāghava Bhaṭṭa. NW. 618. Mālatīmādhavaprakaraṇoddhāra, a condensed version, by Maithila Gaṇeśadatta Śarman. Io. 158.

2) Mālatīmādhava (मालतीमाधव):—by Bhavabhūti. Fl. 96 ([fragmentary]). 445. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 69. Oudh. Xx, 60. Rgb. 386. 387. Stein 78.
—[commentary] by Jagaddhara. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 69.
—[commentary] by Tripurāri. ibid.
—[commentary] by Nārāyaṇa Bhaṭṭa. B. 2, 122. Prākṛtachāyā. Rgb. 451.

3) Mālatīmādhava (मालतीमाधव):—nāṭaka by Bhavabhūti. As p. 145. Bc 119. 479 (and C.). 480. Bd. 437. Peters. 6, 374. Rep. p. 6. Tb. 56. C. Bhāvaprakāśa. Bc 120. C. by Jagaddhara. Ak 545 (inc.). Bd. 437. C. by Tripurāri, son of Parvatanātha Yājñika. Hz. 1280 (inc.). Śg. 2, 120 p. 216 (1-7). C. by Dharānanda. Bd. 438. Peters. 5, 430. C. by Nānyadeva, son of Haricandra. Śg. 2 p. 73 (8-10).

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

Mālatīmādhava (मालतीमाधव):—[=mālatī-mādhava] [from mālatī > mālatikā] n. ‘Mālatī and Mādhava’, Name of a celebrated drama by Bhava-bhūti.

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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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