Mankhaka, Maṅkhaka: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: Mankhaka a sanskrit literary genius

Maṅkhaka (मङ्खक) was also known as Maṅkha or Maṅkhuka. His father was Viśvavarta, whose name is mentioned with great reverence in the Śrīkaṇṭhacarita. Maṅkhaka’s brother was Alaṃkāra or Laṅkaka, a poet and a minister. Maṅkhaka’s other two brothers were Śṛṅgāra and Bhṛṅga. Maṅkhaka was the youngest of all. He and his two elder brothers were not only scholarly persons, also they held high positions in the administration of Kashmir. Śṛṅgara held the office of vṛhattantrādhipati. Maṅkhaka’s grandfather was Manmatha. Ruyyaka, the renowned rhetorician was his preceptor.

Besides the Śrīkaṇṭhacarita and the Maṅkhakośa, some other works are also attributed to him viz., the Alaṃkārasarvasva, a commentary on the Alaṃkārasarvasva, the Sāhityamīmāṃsā, Nāṭakamīmāṃsā, Harṣacaritavārtika, Vṛhatī and Vyaktivivekavicāra (-vyākhyāna).

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Maṅkhaka (मङ्खक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Viśvāvarta, grandson of Manmatha, brother of Śṛṅgāra, Bhṛṅga and Alaṃkāra (between 1135-45): Alaṃkārasarvasva. Maṅkhakośa. Report. Xxii. Śrīkaṇṭhacarita. Verses of his are given in [Subhāshitāvali by Vallabhadeva]

Maṅkhaka has the following synonyms: Maṅkha.

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

Maṅkhaka (मङ्खक):—[from maṅkha] m. Name of a man, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

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Mankhaka in German

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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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