Shankaracaryacarita, Śaṅkarācāryacarita, Shankaracarya-carita: 2 definitions

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Introduction:

Shankaracaryacarita 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 Śaṅkarācāryacarita can be transliterated into English as Sankaracaryacarita or Shankaracaryacarita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shankaracharyacharita.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Shankaracaryacarita in Kavya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Bhismacaritam a critical study

Śaṅkarācāryacarita (शङ्कराचार्यचरित) or simply Śaṅkarācārya is the name of a Carita-Kāvya type of Mahākāvya (‘epic poem’).—These carita-kāvyas play an important role in the field of Sanskrit language as biography is a significant sector of any literature. They mainly form a part of biographical literature. [...] The Śaṅkarācāryacarita was written by Shripad Shastri Hasoorkar. Alternative title: Śaṅkarācāryacaritam.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Śaṅkarācāryacarita (शङ्कराचार्यचरित) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Burnell. 96^b. Oppert. 6232.

2) Śaṅkarācāryacarita (शङ्कराचार्यचरित):—by Govindanātha. Śg. 2, 301 p. 257. Whish 79, 1. Thomas App. p. 288.

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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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