Rasagangadhara, Rasagaṅgādhara: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavyashastra (science of poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyavilasa of Ciranjiva Bhattacarya (kavyashastra)

Rasagaṅgādhara (रसगङ्गाधर) is the name of a work composed by the logician rhetorician Jagannātha. Jagannātha has mentioned various purposes of poetry. These are fame, extreme joy, and the grace of the preceptor, the king and the goddess etc. A brief survey of the views expressed by different rhetoricians will reveal that though they have enumerated two or three or four or six purposes behind the composition of poetry yet all agree to emphasize on the main purpose of poetry i.e., instantaneous joy.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rasagangadhara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Rasagaṅgādhara (रसगङ्गाधर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a tedious work on poetics, by Jagannātha Paṇḍitarāja. Io. 280. L. 3014. K. 102. B. 3, 54. Ben. 40. Kāṭm. 8. Rādh. 45. NW. 606. Oudh. Xvii, 30. Np. Vii, 44. Viii, 16. Mysore. 9. Taylor. 1, 73. Oppert. 1311. 2978. 3197. 4038. 4804. 6646. 8202. Ii, 1148. 3771. 5776. 6397. 6693. 7437. 8580. 8931. 9840. Rice. 286.
—[commentary] Viṣamapadī. K. 104.
—[commentary] Gurumarmaprakāśa by Nāgeśa. Io. 1713. Np. V, 184. Sb. 314.

2) Rasagaṅgādhara (रसगङ्गाधर):—alaṃk. by Jagannātha Paṇḍitarāja. [Bhau Dāji Memorial] 55. Bl. 148. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 74. Oudh. Xx, 98. Rgb. 530 (inc.). 531 (inc.). Stein 63.
—[commentary] Gurumarmaprakāśa by Nāgeśa. L. 4063. Oudh. Xx, 98. Stein 63 (inc.).

3) Rasagaṅgādhara (रसगङ्गाधर):—alaṃk. by Jagannātha Paṇḍitarāja. Ulwar 1068.

4) Rasagaṅgādhara (रसगङ्गाधर):—alaṃk. by Jagannātha Paṇḍitarāja. Ak 700 (inc.). 701 (inc.). As p. 159.

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

Rasagaṅgādhara (रसगङ्गाधर):—[=rasa-gaṅgā-dhara] [from rasa > ras] m. Name of an author

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Rasagangadhara in German

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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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