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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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अकृशं कुचयोः कृशं वलग्ने विपुलं वक्षसि विस्तृतं नितम्बे | अधरेस्रुणमाविरस्तु चित्ते करुणाशालि कपालिभागदेयम् ||   Appayya-dikshita is known to have had eleven sons. Each of them was virtuous in conduct, well educated and modest. Once, one of the sons having fallen for the beauty of a certain deva-daasi, was lost in his thoughts

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मारमणमुमारमणं फणधरतल्पं फणाधराकल्पम्। मुरमथनं पुरमथनं वन्दे बाणारिमसमबाणारिम् ॥ Appayya-dikshita, an advaitin, out of his love for traditional rituals, practiced the non-dualistic worship of Shiva. Works like 'Shikarini-maala', are testimonies to his devotion to Shiva. However, hymns like ‘Varadaraaja-stava’ indicate that he was not averse to the worship of Vishnu. He strictly adhered

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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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Nilakantha Dikshita is one among the fine Sanskrit poets in whom we find a happy blend of erudition and creativity. He lived during a time when natural expression of the language was chained to a heavy boulder of exhibitionism, and originality suffered under its weight. Only a few poets could

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किमस्थिमालां किमु कौस्तुभं वा परिष्क्रियायां बहुमन्यसे त्वम् । किं कालकूटः किमु वा यशोदा- स्तन्यं तव स्वादु वद प्रभो मे ॥ Among the poets who flourished in Andhra Pradesh during the thirteenth century, kavibrahma Tikkana Somayaji is perhaps the most famous. Not only was he a great poet in Telugu, he was

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यद्वक्रेण पथा प्रयासि सततं यद्वासि विद्वन्मन- श्चौरी यच्च करोषि पूर्वसुकविप्रौढिप्रथोत्पुंसनम् । तस्माद्भारति सद्भिरत्रभवती तीक्ष्णेति संभाविता तूर्णं पार्श्वममुष्य पार्थिवमणेरभ्येहि शुद्ध्यर्थिनी ॥ Once, there lived a poet who resolved to not compose verses on petty issues, and do it only in praise of Shiva. This poet Mankha (also known as Mankhaka or Mankhuka), hailing from Pravarapura

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