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...

अथ भावम् अह,

atha bhāvam aha,

Now he expounds bhāva,

ratir devādi-viṣayā
vyabhicārī tathāñjitaḥ
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bhāvaḥ proktaḥ ||4.36a||

ratiḥ—affection; deva-ādi-viṣayā—whose object is the Lord (or a god), and so on; vyabhicārī—a vyabhicāri-bhāva (a transient emotion); tathā—and (or in that way, i.e. in terms of being prominent); añjitaḥ—implied; bhāvaḥ—emotion; proktaḥ—is called.

A rati whose object is the Lord, and so forth, is called bhāva, and so is one implied vyabhicārī.

añjitaḥ pradhānī-bhūtaḥ.

The sense of “implied” is that it has become prominent (first-rate).

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