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...

चामीकराभं वसनं वसानः शिखण्ड-चूडो हरिर् आबभासे ।
विभूष्यमाणः क्षण-रोचिर्-इन्द्रधनुर्-बलाकाभिर् इवाम्बुवाहः ॥

cāmīkarābhaṃ vasanaṃ vasānaḥ śikhaṇḍa-cūḍo harir ābabhāse |
vibhūṣyamāṇaḥ kṣaṇa-rocir-indradhanur-balākābhir ivāmbuvāhaḥ ||

Wearing a golden garment, Hari, whose crest is a peacock feather, was resplendent like a raincloud adorned with a lightning flash, a rainbow, and cranes. (Alaṅkāra-kaustubha 8.337)

atra tasya sa-balākatvātirekād adhika-padatā.

Here the superfluous word is the fact that the raincloud, the upamāna, has cranes.

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