Ojaguna, Ojaguṇa, Ojas-guna: 1 definition

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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

Kavyashastra (science of poetry)

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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Kavyashastra (काव्यशास्त्र, kāvyaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian tradition of poetry (kavya). Canonical literature (shastra) of the includes encyclopedic manuals dealing with prosody, rhetoric and various other guidelines serving to teach the poet how to compose literature.

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