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There are many works in Sanskrit claiming Kālidāsa to be their author. However, after critical analysis, scholars are unanimous in crediting seven works to Kālidāsa. We can take a brief look at each one of them. 1. Ṛtusaṃhāram This is a small work describing the six seasons – grīṣma (summer), varṣā (monsoon),

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जगतीधरजामाता भवतां भव्याय भूयसे भवतु | कञ्चिदकिञ्चनमपि यद्वीक्षा विदधाति शक्रसमम् || Kāvyakaṇṭha Vāsiṣṭhagaṇapati-muni was an āśukavi and could compose a hundred verses extempore within an hour (The feat is called ‘ghanṭāśataka’). His scholarship, too, was enormous. Once, during an avadhāna in Madras, he composed twenty-five verses in Sanskrit in just six minutes.

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सत्वरकवितासविता कश्चिद्गौडोSहमम्बिकादत्तः | गणपतिरिति कविकुलपतिरितिदक्षो दाक्षिणात्योsहम् || Kāvyakaṇṭha Vāsiṣṭhagaṇapati-muni was good at composing poems even at a very young age. He excelled at composing poetry at an unimaginable pace. In his early years, he travelled to Navadveepa in Bengal to participate in poetry competitions. Navadveepa, which was full of people belonging to

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Dhvani, the power of suggestion, has been held as the most powerful poetic tool by Indian aestheticians. It is the chief instrument through which we achieve impersonality and experience rasa. Appayyadīkṣita, in his work Citramīmāṃsā, cites a single verse that exemplifies dhvani: स्थिताः क्षणं पक्ष्मसु ताडिताधराः पयोधरोत्सेधनिपातचूर्णिताः । वलीषु तस्याः स्खलिताः प्रपेदिरे

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I ಮಹಾಕವಿ ಕಾಳಿದಾಸನ ಮಹಾಕೃತಿ ಕುಮಾರಸಂಭವವನ್ನು ಕುರಿತು ಜಗತ್ತಿನ ಅನೇಕಭಾಷೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಅಸಂಖ್ಯಗ್ರಂಥಗಳೂ ಲೇಖನಗಳೂ ಬಂದಿವೆ. ಆಂಶಿಕವಾಗಿ, ಸಮಗ್ರವಾಗಿ, ಗದ್ಯ-ಪದ್ಯಾತ್ಮಕವಾಗಿ ನೂರಾರು ಅನುವಾದಗಳೂ ಸಾವಿರಾರು ಅನುಕರಣಗಳೂ ಇದಕ್ಕುಂಟು. ಹೀಗೆ ಬೃಹತ್ತಾದ ಗ್ರಂಥಾಲಯಕ್ಕೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚಾಗಬಲ್ಲಷ್ಟು ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯವಿರುವ ಕುಮಾರಸಂಭವವನ್ನು ಕುರಿತು ಹೊಸತೆನ್ನುವುದನ್ನು ಹೇಳಬಯಸುವವರಿಗೆ ಎಂಟೆದೆ ಬೇಕು. ಆದರೆ ಇಂಥ ಮಹಾಕಾವ್ಯವನ್ನು ಕುರಿತು ಪುನರುಕ್ತಿಪ್ರಾಯವಾದ ಮಾತುಗಳನ್ನಾಡುವ ಬರೆಹವೂ ಮೂಲಾಶ್ರಯದ ಮಾಹಾತ್ಮ್ಯದ ಕಾರಣ ಅಷ್ಟಿಷ್ಟಾದರೂ ಸ್ವಾರಸ್ಯವನ್ನು ತಳೆಯದಿರಲಾರದೆಂಬ ನಚ್ಚಿನಿಂದ ಈ ಲಘುಲೇಖನವನ್ನು ಮೊದಲಿಡುವುದಾಗಿದೆ. ಕುಮಾರಸಂಭವಮಹಾಕಾವ್ಯದ ಕಥಾವಿಸ್ತರವನ್ನು ಹೀಗೆ ಸಂಗ್ರಹಿಸಬಹುದು: ದಕ್ಷಾಧ್ವರದಲ್ಲಿ ದಗ್ಧಳಾದ

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