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...

इन्द्रनील-मधुर-प्रभं जनं
  हासयन्तम् अनसः प्र-भञ्जनम् |
बिभ्रतं पुरट-पिङ्गलं पटं
  धेहि चित्त नवनीत-लम्पटम् ॥

indranīla-madhura-prabhaṃ janaṃ
  hāsayantam anasaḥ pra-bhañjanam
|
bibhrataṃ puraṭa-piṅgalaṃ paṭaṃ
 
dhehi citta navanīta-lampaṭam
||

indranīla—[like] a sapphire; madhura—charming; prabham—about He whose luster; janam—a person (people); hāsayantam—who is causing to smile; anasaḥ—of a cart; pra-bhañjanam—an eminent breaker[1]; bibhratam—while wearing; puraṭagold (golden); piṅgalamyellow; paṭam—a garment; dhehi—think; citta—O mind; navanīta—for fresh butter; lampaṭam—highly greedy.

O mind, think upon the one whose complexion is charming like a sapphire. He makes people smile. He eminently broke a cart. He wears a golden-yellow garment, and He covets fresh butter. (Rūpa Gosvāmī, Aṣṭadaśa-cchandaḥ-stava 8)

Footnotes and references:

[1]:

pra-bhañjanaṃ prakarṣeṇa bhañjakam (Kṛṣṇānandinī).

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