by Debabrata Barai | 2014 | 105,667 words
This page relates ‘region of Uttarapatha (northern part)’ 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).
This region is consist by the country:
- Rāmaṭha and
The Śaka identified with Lahore division, Kekaya lying between the river Bias and Sutlej, Vakkāṇa is the village beyond the Hindukuśḥ, Vānāyuja is to the Arabia of modern times. Ācārya Kauṭilya mentions country Kamboja dealing with the topic of the chairmanship of horse-face, situated in the modern Afgāniṣṭhan. Vāhika in the north of Kekay, Vāhlava is located in the Ballawar in the south-East Kashmir, Kukūta with the Kāṅgra district of Punjab present in Pakistan. Kīra is the place in Punjab on the banks of Sindhu. And Taṅgana to the upper Sarayu.
In the Kāvyamīmāṃsā, Tuṣāra is mentioned with the upper Oxus valley, Tumṣka is the Turkistan, Barbara is a country in Northern-India and Barbarika is identical with Bhambura. Harahurava is lying between the rivers Indus and Jhelum, Hūhuka identified with the northern-side of Kaśmir. Haṃsamārga connecting the Tibet and India.
The Himālaya is the principle mountain of Bhāratavarṣa, Kalindra is identical with Kalindra from which evolved the river Kālindī. The Indrakīla and Candracala Mountain are the two different peaks of Himālaya range.
In this part the famous river are:
In this parts famous products are:
- Sarala (a kind of pine tree),
- Devadāru (a species of pine),
- Drakṣa (grape),
- Kuṅkuma (saffron),
- Camara (chowrie made of the tail of Camara deer),
- Ajina (skin of tiger),
- Sauvīra (jujube fruit),
- Saindhava (a kind of rock-salt),
- Vaiḍūrya (a peculiar jewel) and
- Turaṅga (horse).
Footnotes and references:
Kāvyamīmāṃsā: Pp- 93:
yatraśakake kayavokkāṇahuṇavāṇāyujakāmbojavāhlīkavalimpākaku lutakīrataṅgaṇa-
tuṣāraturuṣkabarbarahahuravahuhukasahuḍahaṃsamārgaramaṭhakarakaṇṭhaprabhṛtayo jalapadāḥ |