Vidyanatha, Vidyānātha: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vidyanatha in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vidyānātha (विद्यानाथ).—(agastya) A Sanskrit writer on rhetorics. He was also called Agastya. He is the author of Pratāparudrīyam. The real name of Pratāparudrīyam is Partāparudrayaśobhūṣaṇam.

He was a member of the court of King Pratāparudradeva who ruled over the Kingdom of Wāraṅgal from 1295 to 1323 A.D. He has written a drama of five acts, under the name "Pratāparudra Kalyāṇa." Pratāparudrīyam is a book on rhetorical figures.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Vidyānātha (विद्यानाथ) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Pratāparudrayaśobhūṣaṇa alaṃk. Pratāparudrakalyāṇa nāṭaka.

Vidyānātha has the following synonyms: Vidyānidhi.

2) Vidyānātha (विद्यानाथ):—(?). See Vaidyanātha: Rāmāyaṇaṭīkā.

3) Vidyānātha (विद्यानाथ):—son of Śrīnātha Sūri, wrote by request of Anūpasiṃha: Jyotpattisāra.

4) Vidyānātha (विद्यानाथ):—a writer on Kāvyālaṃkāra. Quoted in Alaṃkārakāmadhenu 1, 1.

5) Vidyānātha (विद्यानाथ):—pupil of Ratneśa: Vāmakeśvaratantraṭippaṇa.

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

Vidyānātha (विद्यानाथ):—[=vidyā-nātha] [from vidyā > vid] m. ([Pratāparudrīya; Catalogue(s)]) Name of various authors or scholars.

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Vidyanatha 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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