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...

प्राणापहारं हरिर् अप्रियं द्विषां
  मखापहारं च बलाच् छची-पतेः ।
स्थानापहारं फणिनश् चकार यत्
  तेनैव तेषाम् अभवत् सुमङ्गलम् ॥

prāṇāpahāraṃ harir apriyaṃ dviṣāṃ[1]
  makhāpahāraṃ ca balāc chacī-pateḥ |
sthānāpahāraṃ phaṇinaś cakāra yat
  tenaiva teṣām abhavat sumaṅgalam

prāṇa—of the life force; apahāram—the removal; hariḥHari; apriyam—not dear; dviṣām—of enemies; makha—of the sacrifice; apahāram—the disruption; ca—and; balāt—by force; śacī-pateḥ—of Indra (“Śacī’s husband”); sthāna-apahāram—the removal of the domicile; phaṇinaḥ—of the snake; cakāra—did; yat—which; tena eva—just by that; teṣām—of theirs; abhavat—occurred; su-maṅgalam—much auspiciousness.

Hari killed enemies, disrupted the sacrifice to Indra by force, and made Kāliya live in another place. By so doing He benefited each one of them. (Bhakti-rasāmṛta-śeṣa 4.254)

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apriya-dviṣāṃ (Bhakti-rasāmṛta-śeṣa).


sthānāpahāraṃ phaṇinaś ca kārayan tenaiva teṣāṃ vihitaṃ sumaṅgalam (Bhakti-rasāmṛta-śeṣa).

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