Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study)

by Debabrata Barai | 2014 | 105,667 words

This page relates ‘Marriage of Kavya-purusha with Sahitya-vidya-vadhu’ of the study on the Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara: a poetical encyclopedia from the 9th century dealing with the ancient Indian science of poetics and rhetoric (also know as alankara-shastra). The Kavya-mimamsa is written in eighteen chapters representing an educational framework for the poet (kavi) and instructs him in the science of applied poetics for the sake of making literature and poetry (kavya).

Part 2.6 - Marriage of Kāvya-puruṣa with Sāhitya-vidyā-vadhū

At last, the Kāvya-puruṣa and Sāhitya-Vidyā-Vadhū when end their journey in whole the country and reached Vatsagulma. This country is popularly famous for the name land of Kāmabhūmi. There Kāvya-puruṣa married with Sāhitya-Vidyā-Vadhū in Gāndharva manner. Then the couple goes to the Himālayā, where Gaurī and Sarasvatī both are setting together Kāvya-puruṣa and Sāhitya-Vidyā-Vadhū bent to touch their feet and receive their blessings, which granted for them a paramount place in the hearts of poets. From this time, Kāvya-puruṣa and Sāhitya-Vidyā-Vadhū places in the mind of poets and they are created a new heavenly poetic world. In this world kavi (poets) is stay in their mortal frames in this world and in the divine form of the celestial world.

In this causes may be Svayaṃbhū, Brahmā created Kāvya-puruṣa by saying:

ityeṣa kāvyapuruṣaḥ purā sṛṣṭaḥ svayaṃmbhuvā |
evaṃ vibhajya jānānaḥ pretya ceha ca nandati || ”

- Kāvyamīmāṃsā of Rājaśekhara: Ch-III, Pp- 10

The real poets who are able to comprehend the real depth of this Kāvyapuruṣa legend they can gains happiness in this world and the world beyond.

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