Shrikanthacarita, Śrīkaṇṭhacarita, Shrikantha-carita: 3 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Śrīkaṇṭhacarita can be transliterated into English as Srikanthacarita or Shrikanthacarita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shrikanthacharita.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: Mankhaka a sanskrit literary genius

Śrīkaṇṭhacarita (श्रीकण्ठचरित) was composed by Maṅkhaka, sometimes during A.D. 1136-1142. It describes the destruction of the three cities of gold, silver and iron, in the sky, air and earth, built for the demons by Mayāsura. Eventually, at the request of the gods, Lord Śiva burnt to ashes, these cities, along with the demons inhabiting therein. Maṅkhaka was one of the foremost poets of Kashmir, flourished after Kṣemendra. The Śrīkaṇṭhacarita is a voluminous work, having twenty five cantos.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Śrīkaṇṭhacarita (श्रीकण्ठचरित) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—kāvya, by Maṅkha. Report. Xiii. Oudh. Xii, 10. H. 88.
—[commentary] by Jonarāja. Report. Xiii. H. 88.

2) Śrīkaṇṭhacarita (श्रीकण्ठचरित):—kāvya, by Maṅkha. Stein 75.
—[commentary] by Jonarāja. Stein 75 (inc.).

3) Śrīkaṇṭhacarita (श्रीकण्ठचरित):—kāvya by Maṅkha. Io. 2548. C. by Jonarāja. Io. 2033.

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

Śrīkaṇṭhacarita (श्रीकण्ठचरित):—[=śrī-kaṇṭha-carita] [from śrī-kaṇṭha > śrī] n. Name of a poem (written by Maṅkha who lived in Kaśmīra in the 12th century A.D.)

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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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