Sahitya-kaumudi by Baladeva Vidyabhushana

by Gaurapada Dāsa | 2015 | 234,703 words

Baladeva Vidyabhusana’s Sahitya-kaumudi covers all aspects of poetical theory except the topic of dramaturgy. All the definitions of poetical concepts are taken from Mammata’s Kavya-prakasha, the most authoritative work on Sanskrit poetical rhetoric. Baladeva Vidyabhushana added the eleventh chapter, where he expounds additional ornaments from Visv...

कारुण्याद् गज-पतिर् आशु यस्य भेजे
  निर्धूताखिल-वृजिनः परं प्रमोदम् |
चैतन्याकृतिम् अजितं जितं स्व-भक्तैस्
  तं वन्दे मधुरिम-सागरं मुरारिम् ||

kāruṇyād gaja-patir āśu yasya bheje
  nirdhūtākhila-vṛjinaḥ paraṃ pramodam |
caitanyākṛtim ajitaṃ jitaṃ sva-bhaktais
  taṃ vande madhurima-sāgaraṃ murārim ||

kāruṇyāt—because of mercy; gaja-patiḥKing Pratāparudra (“master of elephants”); āśuquickly; yasya—of whom; bheje—served (worshiped); nirdhūta-akhila-vṛjinaḥ—he all of whose moral defects were cleansed; param—the highest; pramodam—delight; caitanya-ākṛtim—who has the form of Caitanya; ajitam—who is undefeated; jitam—who is conquered; sva-bhaktaiḥ—by His devotees; tam—Him; vande—I extol; madhurima—of sweetness; sāgaram—who is an ocean; murārim—Murāri.

I extol Murāri, an ocean of sweetness. In the form of Caitanya, His high rapture was swiftly served, on account of His mercy, by Pratāparudra, who had no moral shortcoming. The Lord does not submit to anyone, yet the devotees conquer His heart.


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