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...

[This is an example of kāraka-dīpaka (one noun is connected with many verbs):]

लज्जते चिन्तयत्य् अन्तर् मुहुर् नन्दति ताम्यति ।
मुह्यति प्रथमं प्राप्य राधा माधव-दर्शनम् ॥

lajjate cintayaty antar muhur nandati tāmyati |
muhyati prathamaṃ prāpya rādhā mādhava-darśanam ||

Upon obtaining a glimpse of Mādhava, at first Rādhā becomes embarrassed. Then She wonders, repeatedly delights within, becomes mentally exhausted, and ends up bewildered. (Bhakti-rasāmṛta-śeṣa 4.174)

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