Yashastilakacampu, Yaśastilakacampū, Yashastilaka-campu: 2 definitions


Yashastilakacampu 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 Yaśastilakacampū can be transliterated into English as Yasastilakacampu or Yashastilakacampu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Yashastilakachampu.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Yashastilakacampu in Kavya glossary
Source: Shodhganga: A critical appreciation of soddhalas udayasundarikatha

Yaśastilakacampū (यशस्तिलकचम्पू) of Somadeva Sūri is an extensive work in eight Aśvāsas, composed in the reign of the Raṣṭrakūṭa king Kṛṣṇa, under the patronage of his deudatory, son of the Calukya Arikesarin III. It relates the legend of Yaśodhara, king of Avantī, the machinations of his wife, his death and repeated rebirths and final conversion to the Jain faith.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Yaśastilakacampū (यशस्तिलकचम्पू) or “Yaśastilaka Campū” is a Sanskrit work in the campū style written by Somadevasūri (or “Somadeva Sūri”). The tale relates the legend of Yaśodhara, king of Avantī.

Campū is a form of Sanskrit literature similair to the epic (kathā) and dramatic (kāvya) style. It contains both prose romance as well as sections in verse.

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