Vanavasaka, Vanavāsaka, Vānavāsaka: 4 definitions

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Vanavasaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Vanavasaka in Kavya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Vānavāsaka (वानवासक) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—North Kanārā was known by this name. Vanavāsi was the capital of the Kadamba dynasty and was founded by the king Mayurvarman.

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Wisdom Library: India History

Vanavāsaka (वनवासक) is the name of a country included within Dakṣiṇapatha which was situated ahead of Māhiṣmatī according to Rājaśekhara (fl. 10th century) in his Kāvyamīmāṃsā (chapter 17). Dakṣiṇāpatha is a place-name ending is patha mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vanavasaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Vanavāsaka (वनवासक):—[=vana-vāsaka] [from vana-vāsa > vana > van] m. [plural] Name of a people, [Mahābhārata] ([Bombay edition] sika).

2) Vānavāsaka (वानवासक):—[from vāna] mf(ikā)n. belonging to the (people of the) Vana-vāsakas, [Catalogue(s)]

3) [v.s. ...] m. the son of a Vaiśya and a Vaidehī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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