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artha (from Sanskrit) money or worth; also means or meaning
Banabhatta (7th century) Sanskrit scholar and writer of Harshavadhana's biography, Harsha Charita. Kadambari is another famous work.
Bharat Muni (5th Century) Sanskrit scholar and writer of treatise on Dance the Natyashastra
Bhavabhuti 8th Century Sanskrit poet of Vidarbha kingdom who wrote Mahaviracharita, Malatimadhava, and Uttararamacharita
Brahmin (a.k.a. brahman) the traditional upper-caste Hindus. Originated from Brahman in in Sanskrit meaning "absolute" or the "infinite spirit" of Lord Brahma. [more]
brahmins (a.k.a. brahmin) the traditional upper-caste Hindus. Originated from Brahman in Sanskrit meaning "absolute" or the "infinite spirit" of Lord Brahma.
Daksha A common name in Indian mythologies; one was a son of Brahma, another as father of Sati (who married Shiva); Daksha means efficient or capable in Sanskrit and used as an "Attention" command in RSS.
Devanagari Language of the Gods. Hindus believe that Sanskrit, the language of much of their scriptures is the divine language. The Devanagari script (also called Nagari) is used today by several Indo-Aryan languages like Hindi and Marathi.
Jayadeva (12th Century) Sanskrit poet who wrote the masterpiece Geeta-Govinda
Jnanapeeth (jnana-pee-thha, from Sanskrit, translates to "the seat of knowledge"), the highest literary honor in India, awarded by the Government of India.
Kadambari The name of a famous Sanskrit novel by Bana
Kalidasa (1st Century B.C.? 5th Century A.D. ?) India's greatest poet and a chief figure in Sanskrit literature. Chief works are Meghadoota, Raghuvamsa, Kumarasambhava and Shakuntala
Meghaduta A great Sanskrit work by poet Kalidasa
Sanskrit Ancient Indian Language of Bhagavad-Gita and many other sacred texts of Hindus
Shalatura Village near Takshashila where Sanskrit grammarian Panini was born.
Shikhara (she-kha-ra, from Sanskrit) the epitome or peak of a temple or of a mountain [more]
Sthambha (sthu-mbha, from Sanskrit) a stand alone or supporting pillar [more]
Subhashita Subhashita is an epigram in Sanskrit. A two or four lined verse conveying a thought is Subhashita. It is a good (su), saying (bhashita) conveying a comment on weirdness of human behavior, poetic imagery or an instance of close observation.
Tulasidas (1532-1623) Sanskrit scholar and poet; his Ramacharitamanasa is a masterpiece of work on Ramayana. [more]


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