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This court epic describes events leading up to but not including the birth of Kumara (also known as Skanda or Karttikeya), the war god destined to defeat the demon Taraka.

Author: Kali dasa

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814740081

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This court epic describes events leading up to but not including the birth of Kumara (also known as Skanda or Karttikeya), the war god destined to defeat the demon Taraka. The gods attempt to deploy Kama, the Indian Cupid, to set the ascetic supreme deity Shiva on fire with love for Uma (also known as Parvati), the daughter of the god of the Himalayan mountain range. Kama's mission fails, and Shiva, roused from his meditative trance, turns his flaming third eye on the love god, burning him to ashes. Next, Parvati herself turns to intense asceticism in order to win spiritual power and thereby the husband for whom she longs. She succeeds, and the climax of the poem is Shiva and Parvati's marriage and cosmic lovemaking, and Kumara's divine conception.
2005-02 By Kali dasa

Author: Kālidāsa

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ISBN: UOM:39015024343454

Category: Sanskrit poetry

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1966 By Kālidāsa

THE BIRTH OF THE WAR - GOD . Canto First UMA'S NATIVITY . Far in the north , Himálaya lifting high His towery summits till they cleave the sky , Spans the wide land from east to western sea , Lord of the Hills , instinct with Deity .

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Kumarasambhavam celebrates the love story of Siva and Parvati, whose passionate union results in the birth of their son, the young god Kumara.

Author: Kalidasa

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9789351187202

Category: Business & Economics

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Kumarasambhavam celebrates the love story of Siva and Parvati, whose passionate union results in the birth of their son, the young god Kumara. Beginning with a luminous description of the birth of Parvati, the poem proceeds in perfectly pitched sensuous detail through her courtship with Siva until the night of their wedding. It plays out their tale on the immense scale of supreme divinity, wherein the gods are viewed both as lovers and as cosmic principles. Composed in eight scintillating cantos, Kumarasambhavam continues to enchant readers centuries after it was first written. Hank Heifetz's sparkling translation brings to life the heady eroticism and sumptuous imagery of the original.
2015-06-01 By Kalidasa

The commentator Råmagovinda states that the Kumarasambhava extends to eight cantos only . Again , it may be romarked that the title " the Birth of Kumâra ' ' cannot very well apply to the whole of the poem . The eighth canto properly ...

Author: M. R. Kale

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass

ISBN: 9788120801608

Category: Poetry

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The Kumarasambhava of Kalidasa varies from the loveliness of spring and the delights of married love to the utter desolation induced by the death of beloved. The subject is unquestionably a daring one: the events which bring about the marriage of Lord Siva to Uma and the birth of Skanda. The prose order of each sloka has been given in the commentary by using bold type, the words not actually repeated by Mallinatha being enclosed within rectangular brackets. The notes explain allusions, grammatical peculiarities not noticed by Mallinatha, copious extracts from other commentaries being given for this purpose. The book includes text, the commentary of Mallinatha, a literal English translation, notes and introduction.
2011-01-01 By M. R. Kale

Author: Kālidāsa

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ISBN: OCLC:64982958

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1966 By Kālidāsa

He carried the narrative forward beyond the birth of Kumāra and ended it with the destruction of Tārakāsura . But in doing so , did he keep within , or go beyond , the scope of the poem as originally designed by Kālidāsa ?

Author: Mirashi

Publisher: Popular Prakashan

ISBN: 8171544681

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1969 By Mirashi

Kumarasambhavam celebrates the love story of Siva and Parvati, whose passionate union results in the birth of their son, the young god Kumara.

Author: Hank Heifetz

Publisher: Penguin Enterprise

ISBN: 0143424076

Category: Epic poetry, Sanskrit

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Kumarasambhavam celebrates the love story of Siva and Parvati, whose passionate union results in the birth of their son, the young god Kumara. Beginning with a luminous description of the birth of Parvati, the poem proceeds in perfectly pitched sensuous detail through her courtship with Siva until the night of their wedding. It plays out their tale on the immense scale of supreme divinity, wherein the gods are viewed both as lovers and as cosmic principles. Composed in eight scintillating cantos, Kumarasambhavam continues to enchant readers centuries after it was first written. Hank Heifetz's sparkling translation brings to life the heady eroticism and sumptuous imagery of the original.
2015 By Hank Heifetz

Translated by Arthur W. Ryder Kalidasa's other epic poem is Kumarasambhava, regarded by many as the poet's finest work and a paradigmatic example ... The epic poem concerns the birth of Kumara (Kārtikeya), the son of Shiva and Parvati.

Author: Valmiki

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781786561282

Category: Poetry

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Explore Sanskrit literature, the classical language of India, representing a rich cultural tradition from the time of the Vedas in the second millennium BC until Late Antiquity. The leading works of Indian epic poetry are the ‘Ramayana’ and the ‘Mahabharata’, as well as The Five Great Epics of Tamil Literature and Sangam literature. These texts are among some of the oldest surviving epic poems ever written. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents a comprehensive range of Sanskrit epics, including the complete ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharata’, with illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to the leading works of Sanskrit epic poetry * Concise introduction to the epic poems * Complete ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharata’, with scholarly footnotes * Excellent formatting of the poems * Rare other Sanskrit epics appearing for the first time in digital publishing - explore the rich heritage of Sanskrit literature * Easily locate the sections you want to read * Features a biography on the leading poet Kalidasa * Bonus text of Arthur Anthony Macdonell’s ‘A History of Sanskrit Literature’ * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to see our wide range of poet titles CONTENTS: The Hindu Itihasa Ramayana by Valmiki (Translated by Ralph Thomas Hotchkin) Mahabharata by Vyasa (Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli) Other Sanskrit Epics Buddhacharita by Asvaghosa (Translated by E. B. Cowell) Saundarananda by Asvaghosa (Translated by E. H. Johnston) Selections from ‘Raghuvamsha’ by Kalidasa (Translated by Arthur W. Ryder) Selections from ‘Kumarasambhava’ by Kalidasa (Translated by Arthur W. Ryder) Shishupala Vadha by Magha (Cantos I-IV) (Translated by M. S. Bhandare) Kiratarjuniya by Bharavi (Translated by Romesh Chunder Dutt) Bhattikavya by Bhatti (Canto I) (Anonymous translation 1867) The Biographies A History of Sanskrit Literature by Arthur Anthony Macdonell Kalidasa: His Life and Writings by Arthur W. Ryder Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of poetry titles or buy the entire Delphi Poets Series as a Super Set
2018-05-19 By Valmiki

The marriage of Śiva and Pārvatī was brought about for the birth of Kumāra. This country is named after Bharata, son of Duṣyanta and Śākuntala. In Raghuvaṃśa, it is said that the love of Dilīpa and Sudakṣiṇa increased when it was shared ...

Author: Dr. S Radhakrishnan

Publisher: Orient Paperbacks

ISBN: 9788122206616

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Dr. Radhakrishnan sketches the lives of fourteen individuals who have influenced India's life and culture significantly and altered the course of its history. Among these are social reformers like Swami Dayanand and Raja Ram Mohan Roy, political thinkers and activists like Lala Lajpat Rai, Sardar Patel, Tilak and Gokhale and a giant among scientists, Jagdis Bose. All of them had one thing in common — they broke the barriers of tradition and normalcy, and strove for noble ideals... They dreamt, and had the courage and tenacity to turn their dreams into reality.
2018-11-27 By Dr. S Radhakrishnan

CHAPTER NINE The Birth of Kumāra * Maithila said : 1-2a . O holy Sir , how was Kāma who had been burned born again ? What was the misery that he experienced as a result of his Karma , i.e. offending Rudra . O Brāhmana , recount this to ...

Author: J. L. Shastri

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass

ISBN: 9788120839229

Category: Philosophy

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Birth. of. Kumara. The birth of Karttikeya after the marriage of Shiva and Parvati is a favourite theme of all Puranawriters His birth is also the theme of Kalidasa's epic called Kumarasambhava. Maithila said: 1-2a.

Author: Kausiki Books

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2021-10-24 By Kausiki Books

The greatest long poem in classical Sanskrit by the greatest poet of the language, Kumarasambhavamcelebrates the love story of Siva and Parvati, whose passionate union results in the birth of their son, the young god Kumara.

Author: Kalidasa

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ISBN: 0670086894

Category: Epic poetry, Sanskrit

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The greatest long poem in classical Sanskrit by the greatest poet of the language, Kumarasambhavam celebrates the love story of Siva and Parvati, whose passionate union results in the birth of their son, the young god Kumara. Beginning with a luminous description of the birth of Parvati, the poem proceeds in perfectly pitched sensuous detail through her courtship with Siva until the night of their wedding. It plays out their tale on the immense scale of supreme divinity, wherein the gods are viewed both as lovers and as cosmic principles. Composed in eight cantos, the verses of Kumarasambhavam continue to enchant readers centuries after they were first written. Hank Heifetz's sparkling translation brings to life the heady eroticism and sumptuous imagery of the original.
2014-10-22 By Kalidasa

Rama , have I “ related the story of the production of Kúmár ? " This is a very curious relic of ancient mythology , in which we may trace the most material circumstances of the birth of the Roman divinity of war . Kumara ( Mars ) was ...

Author: James Tod

Publisher: Asian Educational Services

ISBN: 8120612892

Category: Rajasthan (India)

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Sub;Rajputs- History, Rajasthan(India)- History, Antiquities
2001 By James Tod

Rama , have I related the story of the production of Kúmár ? " This is a very curious relic of ancient mythology , in which we may trace the most material circumstances of the birth of the Roman divinity of war . Kumara ( Mars ) was the ...

Author: James Tod

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ISBN: OXFORD:N13190294

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1873 By James Tod

Kumarasambhava , it poem in 17 cantos , describes the birth of Kumāra , the War Gud . ? As antecedent history , the poem narrates the supplication of the Gods to Lord Siva for the creation of a general for the forces of the Gods ...

Author: M. Srinivasachariar

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 8120802845

Category: Sanskrit literature

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The present work is an analytical account of classical Sanskrit literature in its historical perspective. It is divided into six books, containing several chapters, each dealing with a particular branch of Sanskrit learning. The work is full of references; the footnotes refer to a variety of sources, legendary, inscriptional, numismatic, architectural and literary. The writer has exploited all the relevant material of the journals, catalogues, annals, reports and other documents in discussing the vexed problems of the date, place, genealogy of the authors and the literary tendencies of their compositions. His methodology of literary criticism is rationalistic and bears the stamp of the modern scientific age. The elaborate index, the critical introduction, the exhaustive bibliography, the list of abbreviations, the table of transliteration and a supplement are the most useful additions to this interesting and instructive work of literary history.

Some hold that the play was very probably composed on the occasion of the installation of Kumaragupta as Yuvaraja . ... The Kumarasambhava in eighteen cantos tells us the story of the birth of Kumara , the son of Shiva and Parvati ...

Author: R.K. Pruthi

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 8171418767

Category: India

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Contents: Introduction, The Empires of Ancient India, The Vakatakas, Post- Mauryan India, Political Order and Ideas, Social and Political Thought and Institutions, Kulyavapa, Dronavapa and Adhavapa, South India, The Age of Imperial Kanauj, The Mudrarakshasa the Web of Diplomacy, Valmiki, Vyasa and Kalidasa, R.C. Dutt s Translation of the Epics, Classical Literature, Conclusion.
2004 By R.K. Pruthi

And, most interestingly, for the first time there appears a band of demoniac Mothers, who beseech Kumāra to accept their ... is not recorded in The Mahābhārata; nor is the reed bed that elsewhere figures in his conception-and-birth.

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Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226223681

Category: Religion

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The Mahabharata, an ancient and vast Sanskrit poem, is a remarkable collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and ethical and metaphysical doctrine. The core of this great work is the epic struggle between five heroic brothers, the Pandavas, and their one hundred contentious cousins for rule of the land. This is the second volume of van Buitenen's acclaimed translation of the definitive Poona edition of the text. Book two, The Book of the Assembly Hall, is an epic dramatization of the Vedic ritual of consecration that is central to the book. Book three, The Book of the Forest, traces the further episodes of the heroes during their years in exile. Also included are the famous story of Nala, dealing with the theme of love in separation, and the story of Rama, the subject of the other great Sanskrit epic, the Ramayana, as well as other colorful tales.
2014-08-14 By

... birth of Kumāra and his early deeds owes much to the narratives of the deity found in both the Āraṇyakaparvan and Śalyaparvan The account of Skanda destroying Mount Giri, the involvement of Viśvāmitra in Kārttikeya's birth rites, ...

Author: Richard D. Mann

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004218864

Category: Religion

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This study argues from textual and material sources that Skanda-K?ttikeya’s cult in the north of India during the Ku???a and Gupta eras moves from being a broad-based Graha and M?t? tradition to one that advanced the ruler’s prestige and authority.
2011-11-25 By Richard D. Mann

1 Kumara or Kartikeya , who became the Commander - in - Chief of the Army of Heaven , was the son of Shiva and Parvati . Kalidasa's ( circa the fifth century A.D. ) poetical work Kumarasambhavam ( the birth of Kumara ) , consisting of ...

Author: M. Kronegger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792323483

Category: Literary Criticism

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Bringing allegory into the light from the neglect into which it fell means focusing on the wondrous heights of the human spirit in its significance for culture. Contemporary philosophies and literary theories, which give pre-eminence to primary linguistics forms (symbol and metaphor), seem to favor just that which makes intelligible communication possible. But they fall short in accounting for the deepest subliminal founts that prompt the mind to exalt in beauty, virtue, transcending aspiration. The present, rich collection shows how allegory, incorporating the soaring of the spirit, offers highlights for culture, with its fluctuations and transformation. This collective effort, rich in ideas and intuitions and covering a vast range of cultural manifestations, is a pioneering work, retrieving the vision of the exalted human spirit, bringing together literature, theatre, music and painting in a variety of revealing perspectives. The authors include: M. Kronegger, Ch. Raffini, J. Smith, J.B. Williamson, H. Ross, M.F. Wagner, F. Divorne, L. Oppenheim, D.K. Heckerl, N. Campi de Castro, P. Saurez Pascual, M. Alfaro Amieiro, H. Fletcher Thompson, R.J. Wilson III, and A. Stensaas. For specialists, students and workers in philosophy, comparative literature, aesthetic phenomenologists and historians of art.
1994-03-31 By M. Kronegger