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नित्यौचित्यकरावलम्बरुचिरो वक्रोक्तिवर्तिस्तुतो ध्वन्युद्दामशिखास्फुटोऽक्षयरसस्नेहस्समुद्द्योतयन्। धन्यानां सुहृदां हृदि प्रतिपदं काव्यार्थमात्मोपमं वाणीप्राणसमीरणो विजयते विद्याप्रदीपः कवेः॥ I Indian Aesthetics, mostly codified in Sanskrit, is a fine representative of original thoughts on Art Experience. Every province of India, through the brilliant brains of its soil, has contributed to this field.  It is a misrepresentation, to say the least, to proclaim

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Kālidāsa and Other Arts From his works, it is clear that Kālidāsa had extensive knowledge of dance, music and painting. His knowledge of dance can be estimated from his play Mālavikāgnimitram. At the very beginning, he makes his famous remark about the stage. नाट्यं भिन्नरुचेर्जनस्य बहुधाप्येकं समाराधनम् | The stage is a one-stop

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As noted earlier, Kālidāsa has been the greatest yet most graceful exponent of Indian values. He has upheld the highest values of our tradition at the individual, societal and universal levels. He advocates an austere but aggressive pursuit of prosperity. Likewise, he advocates a moral but intense pursuit of desires.

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In the Indian tradition, the deities Shiva, Rama, and Krishna have been revered by the learned and the lay for millennia. While Rama and Krishna were historical figures, Shiva is a mythological ideal. Whether one is a believer or a non-believer in the Supreme, one will greatly benefit from realizing

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Kālidāsa has probably provided us with the finest pictures of the pure life led by sages in hermitages. It is among the many things that he has pioneered. From his description of life in hermitages, it is clear that a sage is one who is more humane than most humans.

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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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Kālidāsa is known as the master of similes. The Sanskrit tradition has proclaimed it as ‘Upamā Kālidāsasya.’ The variety, depth and appropriateness of his similes remains unsurpassed to this day. A study of his similes is itself an education in many branches of knowledge. Instead of confining ourselves strictly to

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