[Advaita-l] Objective of Life by Mahakavi Kalidasa
Venkata sriram P
venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Wed Sep 14 03:49:59 CDT 2011
Namaste Siva Garu,
Yes. The sloka you mentioned comes before the one i mentioned. The sloka is:
tyaagaaya sa.mbhR^itaarthaanaa.m satyaaya mitabhaaSiNaam
yashase vijigiiSuuNaa.m prajaayai gR^ihamedhinaam
Namaste Sunil Ji,
Not sure about the original name of kalidasa. It is said that the
name Kalidasa is the vyAvahArika name which stuck
because of his intense devotion to Mother Kali. It is also said that
some of the works of kula tantras and hymns were
authored by Kalidasa.
Among the propagators of Kashmir Trika Siddhanta,
Somananda (author of Siva Drishti) taught Kashmir Saivism to
his disciple who is called Kalidasa. The work "Devi Panchastavi",
a collection of 5 hymns on Devi is also authored by Kalidasa
but the author, infact seems to be Kalyanacharya.
The work "Chidganana Chandrika", a magnum opus on Kaula Tantra,
is said to be authored by Kalidasa. He proclaims himself to be a
tAntrika mahApUrNAbhiShikta undergoing the rites & rituals of
"krama kalpalatha" who has the "AnandanAtha" diksha name.
He also hints that the word "kAlidAsa" is an adjective which
is a sort of portfolio conferred to great poets (ref : kAlidAsa padaveem...).
so, what exactly is the name of Kalidasa is still an ambiguity.
Whoever he may, has given wonderful sAhitya to lovers of literature.
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