Ojaguna, Ojaguṇa, Ojas-guna: 1 definition



Ojaguna 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: Bhismacaritam a critical study

Ojaguṇa (ओजगुण) or simply Ojas refers to the “quality of grandeur” and represents one of the different Guṇas (‘qualities’) employed in the Bhīṣmacarita (Bhishma Charitra) which is a mahākāvya (‘epic poem’) written by Hari Narayan Dikshit.—Ojaguṇa is the force effected by the presence or profusion of compounds (samāsabhūyastva) which is regarded as the soul of prose. Mammaṭa and Viśvanātha conceive ojaguṇa as the glaringness (dīptatva) which causes expansion of heart and which consists in abundant use of compounds, and verbosity.

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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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