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Adhyāyas 62-88 – Śakuntalopākhyānam, Vaṃśanukrama, Yayātyupākhyānam (Śakuntalā’s story, details of the lineage and Yayāti’s story)   In these adhyāyas, Vaiśampāyana has chosen to narrate the sub-stories of Duṣyanta-Bhārata and Yayāti-Puru, perhaps because they are interesting and sizeable, or because they are about famous kings. Yayāti is an ancestor of Duṣyanta, separated by

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Kumārasambhavam The epic opens with a magnificent hyperbole describing the great Himalayan mountains: स्थितः पृथिव्या इव मानदण्डः || The Himalayas is like a great measuring scale used to measure the earth. The narrative then moves to describing his daughter Pārvatī. We can look at a few descriptions of Pārvatī. प्रभामहत्या शिखयेव दीपस्- त्रिमार्गयेव त्रिदिवस्य मार्गः | संस्कारवत्येव

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Perhaps there is no other poet in Sanskrit or any other Indian language who has described the mythology, knowledge, geography, flora and fauna of our country in such vivid and intimate detail as Kālidāsa has. This is the primary reason why he should be our national poet. For him, no

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अधीतमध्यापितमार्जितं यशो न शोचनीयं किमपीह भूतले । अतः परं श्रीभवनाथशर्मणो मनो मनोहारिणि जाह्नवीतटे ॥ Shankaramishra grew up to be a great scholar. All his education was under his father Bhavanathamishra. He composed many works on shastra and kavya. Gauridigambara-prahasana, Krishnavinoda-nataka, Manobhava-parabhava-nataka, Rasarnava, Durgatika, Chandogahnikoddhara, Vadivinoda, Upaskara, a gloss on Vaisheshika sutras, Amoda, a commentary

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भट्टिर्नष्टो भारविश्चापि नष्टो भिक्षुर्नष्टो भीमसेनोऽपि नष्टः । भुक्कुण्डोऽहं भूपतिस्त्वं हि राजन् भम्भावल्यामन्तकस्संनिविष्टः ॥ In the last story we saw how Bilhana, the great poet who lived in the 11th century, fell in love with a princess. This story gives us an account of how, lost in love, he was about to lose his life. The

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