Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study)

by Debabrata Barai | 2014 | 105,667 words

This page relates ‘Svargiya and Pataliya poetic conventions (Introduction)’ 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 7.12 - Svargīya and Pātālīya poetic conventions (Introduction)

[Full title: Svargīya (celestial) and Pātālīya (nether world) Kavisamaya (poetic conventions)—Introduction]

In poetic-convention Rājaśekhara’s recognized Svargīya (celestial) and Pātālīya (nether world) kavi-samaya (poetic convention) and these are illustrated in the whole sixteen chapter. However his follower any ālaṃkārika does not accepts this type of kavi-samaya.

In the Kāvyamīmāṃsā Rājaśekhara also says that; the concepts of Svargīya (celestial) kavi-samaya is just as the Bhauma (terrestrial) kavi-samaya;

bhaumavatsvargyo'pi kaviyamayaḥ |
viśeṣastu candramasi śaśahariṇayoraiktam
|”

- Kāvyamīmāṃsā of Rājaśekhara: Ch-XVI, Pp- 86

In this Svargīya (celestial) kavi-samaya there are various i.e. moon, sun, Eros, Goddess of wealth and Lord Viṣṇu etc.

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