Rudrata, aka: Rudraṭa; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Rudraṭa (रुद्रट).—A Sanskrit critic who lived in the 9th century A.D. The famous Book of criticism known as "Kāvyālaṅkāra", was written by this scholar who belonged to Kashmir.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Rudraṭa (रुद्रट) is the name of an important person (viz., an Ācārya or Kavi) mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—A famous poet critic from Kāśmīra. He is known for his poetical work Kāvyālaṃkāra. According to the Namisādhu, a commentator of Rudraṭa’s KLR, his name was Satananda and father was Vamukabhaṭṭa.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
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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)

Rudraṭa probably flourished between the first quarter of the 9th century and the end of that century. His name suggests he was from Kashmir. He is the author of a treatise on poetics, the Kāvyālaṅkāra, which is the same title previously used by Bhāmaha and others.

Source: Google Books: Croaking Frogs: A Guide to Sanskrit Metrics and Figures of Speech

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rudraṭa (रुद्रट).—Name of a writer on rhetoric.

Derivable forms: rudraṭaḥ (रुद्रटः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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