Pushpacatvara, Puṣpacatvara, Pushpa-catvara: 1 definition



Pushpacatvara 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.

The Sanskrit term Puṣpacatvara can be transliterated into English as Puspacatvara or Pushpacatvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Pushpachatvara.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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

Puṣpacatvara (पुष्पचत्वर) refers to the “flower-market” (more accurately “flower corner”) is actually Prakrit pupphacattara rather than Sanskrit puṣpacatvara, and its attestation is uncertain. Candanadāsa is spoken of as living at the puṣpa-catvara, the ‘flower-market’. And in that same act Rākṣasa … resorts to the old garden of King Nanda on the outskirts of Pāṭaliputra. 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”.

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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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