The backdrop of the Srikanthacarita and the Mankhakosa
by Dhrubajit Sarma | 2015 | 94,519 words
Summary: The Shrikanthacarita was composed by Mankhaka, sometimes during A.D. 1136-1142. It describes the destruction of the three cities of gold, silver and iron, in the sky, air and earth, built for the demons by Mayasura. Subsequently, these cities were burnt to ashes, along with the demons inhabiting therein by Lord Shiva, at the behest of the gods.
The Mankhakosa or the Anekarthakosa is a kosa text of homonymous words, composed by Mankhaka. It has been named after its author Mankhaka, therefore it is known as the Mankhakosa. Again, as it is a collection of words, having more than one meaning; it is termed as the Anekarthakosa.
Other titles: Śrīkaṇṭhacarita, Shrikanthacarita, Srikanthacharita, Shrikanthacharita, Maṅkhakośa, Mankhakosha.
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