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...

श्री-राधिकानन्यसमा लसत्य् असौ माधुर्य-सम्पत्तिर् इवाद्यविद् विषः |
माधुर्य-सम्पत्तिर् अपीयम् उच्चकैः श्री-राधिकेवानुपमा विराजते ||

śrī-rādhikānanyasamā lasaty asau mādhurya-sampattir ivādyavid viṣaḥ |
mādhurya-sampattir apīyam uccakaiḥ śrī-rādhikevānupamā virājate ||

śrī-rādhikā—Śrī Rādhikā; ananya-samā—She than whom there is no equal; lasati—shines; asau—that; mādhurya—of sweetness; sampattiḥ—affluence; iva—like; agha-vidviṣaḥ—of Kṛṣṇa (“the enemy of Agha”); mādhurya—of sweetness; sampattiḥ—affluence; api—even; iyam—this; uccakaiḥ—very much; śrī-rādhikā—Śrī Rādhikā; iva—like; anupamā—She who has no comparison; virājate—shines.

Rādhikā, being unrivalled, is dazzling like Kṛṣṇa’s profuse sweetness. Even His profuse sweetness shines like Rādhikā, who is utterly incomparable. (Govinda-līlāmṛta 11.119)

ihopameyena punar upamā-vidhānād anyad upamānaṃ vyavacchidyate.

In this ornament, owing to the usage of a comparison with the upameya once more, a third upamāna is excluded.

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