Sanskrit literature

Definitions of Sanskrit literature
  1. noun
    Hindu literature written in Sanskrit
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    Ramayana
    one of two classical Hindu epics telling of the banishment of Rama from his kingdom and the abduction of his wife by a demon and Rama's restoration to the throne
    Kamasutra
    (Hinduism) an ancient Sanskrit text giving rules for sensuous and sensual pleasure and love and marriage in accordance with Hindu law
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    Hastinapura
    one of two classical Hindu epics; a great collection of poetry worked into and around a central heroic narrative (eight times as large as the Iliad and Odyssey combined)
    Purana
    a body of 18 works written between the first and 11th centuries and incorporating legends and speculative histories of the universe and myths and customary observances
    tantra
    any of a fairly recent class of Hindu or Buddhist religious literature concerned with ritual acts of body and speech and mind
    sutra
    a rule or aphorism in Sanskrit literature or a group of aphoristic doctrinal summaries prepared for memorization
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    literature
    creative writing of recognized artistic value
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