Ramayanacampu, Rāmāyaṇacampū, Ramayana-campu: 4 definitions



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Alternative spellings of this word include Ramayanachampu.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

Rāmāyaṇacampū (रामायणचम्पू), ascribed to Bhoja is a popular work in the Sanskrit literature. It embraces the story of Rāmāyaṇa and the composition with the blended melody of prose and verse in it has the charm of royalty in it. It extends upto Kiṣkindhā-kāṇḍa of the epic story. It was left incomplete, unless the rest of it has been lost. The story of Yuddha-kāṇḍa was made up by Lakṣmaṇa Bhaṭṭa later on, he was the son of Gaṅgādhara and Gaṅgāmbikā. Some manuscripts give the seventh or Uttarakāṇḍa by Veṅkaṭarāja.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Rāmāyaṇacampū (रामायणचम्पू) or “Rāmāyaṇa Campū” is a Sanskrit work in the campū style written by Bhoja. The tale relates the story of Rāmāyaṇa.

Campū is a form of Sanskrit literature similair to the epic (kathā) and dramatic (kāvya) style. It contains both prose romance as well as sections in verse.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Rāmāyaṇacampū (रामायणचम्पू) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—See Campūrāmāyaṇa.
—by Govindarāja. Oppert. 8214.

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

Rāmāyaṇacampū (रामायणचम्पू):—[=rāmāyaṇa-campū] [from rāmāyaṇa > rāma] f. Name of a poetical paraphrase of the R° in 7 books (attributed to Bhoja and Kālidāsa, and also called campū-ramāyaṇa or bhoja-campū).

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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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