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Kalhana in his Rajatarangini (11th Century CE) has written about Chandrapida, the ruler hailing from the Karkota dynasty. He was renowned for delivering justice as well as for his extraordinary valour. Chandrapida (6th Century CE) decided to build the Narayana Temple in Parihasapura (today’s Paraspore). The land where the temple was proposed

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Alam ativistareṇa. Let us delve right in. नन्वाश्रयस्थितिरियं तव कालकूट केनोत्तरोत्तरविशिष्टपदोपदिष्टा । प्रागर्णवस्य हृदये वृषलक्ष्मणोऽथ कण्ठेऽधुना वससि वाचि पुनः खलानाम् ॥ O Kālakūṭa poison, who taught you to ascend to newer, better heights? First you were submerged deep in the ocean, Then you rose to live in Śiva's throat And now you’re everywhere, in the words

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Literature has for its aim the creation of rasa, the aesthetic experience; it does not admit any other purpose. Bhaṭṭanāyaka stated this point blank – kāvye rasayitā sarvo na boddhā na niyogabhāk, ‘Literature offers enjoyment to every reader; as far as it is concerned, there exists neither an instructor nor

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