by Debabrata Barai | 2014 | 105,667 words
This page relates ‘Poetic conventions regarding to the Identity of Twelve Suns’ of the English 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).
In poetic convention describe to the twelve suns. In a mythological describe about the born of suns in the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa.
The twelve suns are:
Later all these names are used as a synonyms to indicate sun.
“yasyādho'dhastathoparyupari niravadhi bhrāmyato viśvamaśvairāvṛttālātalīlāṃ
racayati tayato maṇḍalaṃ caṇḍadhāmnaḥ |
raddaṇḍaiḥ prāpayanvaḥ pracuratamatamaḥstomamastaṃ samastam || ”
- Kāvyamīmāṃsā of Rājaśekhara: Ch-XVI, Pp- 88
Footnotes and references:
Viṣḥṇudharmottarapurāṇa, quated Viṣṇusvarūpa: Pp-223