Vallabhacarya, Vallabhācārya, Vallabha-acarya: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[«previous next»] — Vallabhacarya in Natyashastra glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Bhismacaritam a critical study (kavya)

Vallabhācārya (वल्लभाचार्य) or Vallabhācāryacarita 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 Vallabhācārya-carita was written by Shripad Shastri Hasoorkar.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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

Vallabhācārya (वल्लभाचार्य).—Name of the celebrated founder of a Vaisnava sect.

Derivable forms: vallabhācāryaḥ (वल्लभाचार्यः).

Vallabhācārya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vallabha and ācārya (आचार्य).

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

Vallabhācārya (वल्लभाचार्य) or Vallabhācāryya.—m.

(-ryaḥ) Name of the founder of a Vaishnaba sect; he is also a commentator of the Vedanta-sutra.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Vallabhācārya (वल्लभाचार्य) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—also vallabha or vallabha dīkṣita with the epithet Viśvānara or Agni, was a son of Lakṣmaṇa Bhaṭṭa, elder brother of Rāmacandra, and father of Gopī- nātha and Viṭṭhala. He was the guru of Purushottama (Avatāravādāvalī etc.). He was born in 1478 and died in 1530: Antaḥkaraṇaprabodha and—[commentary]. Ācāryakārikā. Ānandādhikaraṇa. Āryā. Ekāntarahasya. Kṛṣṇāśraya. Catuḥślokibhāgavataṭīkā. Jalabheda. Jaiminisūtrabhāṣya mīm. Tattvadīpa, or, more accurately, Tattvārthadīpa and—[commentary]. Trividhalīlānāmāvalī q. v. Navaratna and—[commentary]. Nibandha. See Bhāgavatatattvadīpa. Nirodhalakṣaṇa and vivṛti. Pattrāvalambana. Padya. Parityāga. Parivṛḍhāṣṭaka. Puruṣottamasahasranāman. Puṣṭipravāhamaryādābheda and—[commentary]. Pūrvamīmāṃsākārikāḥ. Premāmṛta and—[commentary]. Prauḍhacaritanāman. Bālacaritanāman. Bālabodha. Brahmasūtravṛtti (?). P. 13. Brahmasūtrāṇubhāṣya. Bhaktivardhinī and—[commentary]. Bhaktisiddhānta. Bhagavadgītābhāṣya. Bhāgavatatattvadīpa and—[commentary]. Bhāgavatapurāṇaṭīkā Subodhinī. Bhāgavatapurāṇadaśamaskandhānukramaṇikā. Bhāgavatapurāṇapañcamaskandhaṭīkā. Bhāgavatapurāṇaikadaśaskandhārthanirūpaṇakārikā. Bhāgavatasārasamuccaya. Maṅgalavāda. Mathurāmāhātmya. Madhurāṣṭaka. Yamunāṣṭaka. Rājalīlānāman. Vivekadhairyāśraya. Vedastutikārikā. Śraddhāprakaraṇa. Śrutisāra. Saṃnyāsanirṇaya and—[commentary]. Sarvottamastotraṭippaṇa and—[commentary]. Sākṣātpuruṣottamavākya. Siddhāntamuktāvalī. Siddhāntarahasya. Sevāphalastotra and—[commentary]. Svāminyaṣṭaka.

2) Vallabhācārya (वल्लभाचार्य):—son of Lakṣmaṇa Bhaṭṭa: Catuḥślokī. Nandakumārāṣṭaka. Pañcapadī. Prātaḥstava. Maṅgalastotra. Vallabhāṣṭakavivaraṇa. Vṛndāṣṭaka. Ślokapañcaka. Siddhāntavivṛtivivṛti. Siddhāntasaṃgraha.

3) Vallabhācārya (वल्लभाचार्य):—Svamanobodhavākyavivṛti.

4) Vallabhācārya (वल्लभाचार्य):—Nirodhalakṣaṇa. Puṣṭipravāhamaryādābheda. Vidvanmaṇḍana (?). Bd. 723. Śaṅkhacakradhāraṇavidhi. Śrīnāthāṣṭaka. Sarvadharmaprakāśikā. Suviniścita.

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

Vallabhācārya (वल्लभाचार्य):—[from vallabha > vall] m. Name of a celebrated Vaiṣṇava teacher (successor of a less celebrated teacher Viṣṇusvāmin; he was born, it is said, in the forest of Campāraṇya in 1479; at an early age he travelling to propagate his doctrines, and at the court of Kṛṣṇadeva, king of Vijaya-nagara, succeeded so well in his controversies with the Śaivas that the Vaiṣṇavas chose him as their chief; he then went to other parts of India, and finally settled down at Benares, where he composed seventeen works, the most important of which were a commentary on the Vedānta and Mīmāṃsā Sūtras and another on the Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, on which last the sect rest their doctrines; he left behind eighty-four disciples, of each of whom some story is told, and these stories are often repeated on festive occasions. He taught a non-ascetical view of religion and deprecated all self-mortification as dishonouring the body which contained a portion of the supreme Spirit. His followers in Bombay and Gujarat, and their leaders, are called Mahā-rājas; they are called the epicureans of India), [Religious Thought and Life in India 134-137]

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