Pupphacattara, Puppha-cattara: 1 definition



Pupphacattara 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.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: academia.edu: A Textual and Intertextual Study of the Mudrārākṣasa

Pupphacattara (पुप्फचत्तर) refers to the “flower-market” (more accurately “flower corner”) is actually Prakrit pupphacattara rather than Sanskrit puṣpacatvara, and its attestation is uncertain. The locality called pupphacattara is probably no more than a detail added by the author to lend further realism to his piece. Any Indian town, ancient or modern, might have a spot called “flower corner”, particularly a town nicknamed “Blossomville”.

Two of Telang’s manuscripts (but none of Hillebrandt’s) read pupphaüra (or pupphapura) here, and pupphacattara is found in one of Telang’s sources, while several of the manuscripts examined by Hillebrandt support pupphacattara or show variants that may be corruptions of this word.

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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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