Sargabandha, Sarga-bandha, Sargabamdha: 9 definitions


Sargabandha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Kavyashastra (science of poetry)

Source: Shodhganga: Bhismacaritam a critical study

Sargabandha (सर्गबन्ध) is a ‘Mahākāvya’.—Its beginning is either a blessing or a dedication or an indication of the contents. It has its source either in a story told in the Itihāsa or other good material. It deals with the fruit (goal) of the four kinds (Dharma, Artha, Kāma and Mokṣa). It has a great and generous person as the hero. It is embellished with descriptions of cities, oceans, hills, the seasons, the moonrise, the sunrise, of sport in the garden and of the sport in the waters, of drinking scenes, of festivals, of enjoyment (love), of separation (of lovers), of (their) marriage and (their) nuptials and birth of princes, likewise of consultation with the ministers of sending messengers or ambassadors of journeys (royal progress), of war and the hero’s victories;dealing with these at length and being full of Rasa (flavour) and Bhāva (suggestion): with sargas which are not very lengthy and which are well-formed with verse measures pleasing to the ear; everywhere dealing with a variety of topics (in each case ending each chapter in a different metre).

Kavyashastra book cover
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sargabandha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sargabandha (सर्गबंध).—m S A poem comprising many sarga or cantos.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sargabandha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sargabandha (सर्गबन्ध).—a great poem having several cantos, a Mahākāvya; सर्गबन्धो महाकाव्यम् (sargabandho mahākāvyam) S. D.

Derivable forms: sargabandhaḥ (सर्गबन्धः).

Sargabandha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sarga and bandha (बन्ध).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sargabandha (सर्गबन्ध).—m.

(-ndhaḥ) A principal or great poem, one comprising many Sargas or Cantos. E. sarga a section, and bandha a binding.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sargabandha (सर्गबन्ध).—[masculine] a literary composition in Sargas i.e. an epic poem.

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

Sargabandha (सर्गबन्ध):—[=sarga-bandha] [from sarga] m. ‘chapter-construction’, any poem or composition divided into sections or chapters ([especially] a Mahā-kāvya or great poem), [Kāvyādarśa; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sargabandha (सर्गबन्ध):—[sarga-bandha] (ndhaḥ) 1. m. A great poem; one having many cantos or sections.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sargabandha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sargabandha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sargabaṃdha (ಸರ್ಗಬಂಧ):—[noun] (rhet.) an epic containing more than eight books or chapters.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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