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Māgha

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Works: 141 works in 353 publications in 10 languages and 894 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author
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The killing of Shishupala by Māgha( Book )

115 editions published between 1815 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magha's The Killing of Shishupala, written in the seventh century, is a celebrated example of the Sanskrit genre known as mahākāvya, or great poem. This adaptation from the epic Mahābhārata tells the story of Shishupala, who disrupts Yudhishthira's coronation by refusing to honor Krishna, the king's principal ally and a manifestation of divinity. When Shishupala challenges Krishna to combat, he is immediately beheaded. Magha, who was likely a court poet in western India, draws on the rich stylistic resources of Sanskrit poetry to imbue his work with unparalleled sophistication. He expands the narrative's cosmic implications through elaborate depictions of the natural world and intense erotic sensuality, mixing myth and classical erudition with scenes of political debate and battlefield slaughter. Krishna is variously portrayed as refined prince, formidable warrior, and incarnation of the god Vishnu protecting the world from demonic threat. With this translation of The Killing of Shishupala, presented alongside the original text in Devanagari script, English readers for the first time gain access to a masterwork that has dazzled Indian audiences for a thousand years
Bālamāgha; Māgha's Śiśupālavadha im auszuge by Māgha( Book )

10 editions published in 1915 in German and Sanskrit and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tod des Çiçupala by Māgha( Book )

10 editions published between 1843 and 2016 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Śiśupālavadham : Mahopādhyāya Śrīmallināthakr̥ta 'Sarvaṅkaṣā' vyākhyāyutaṃ-'Maṇiprabhā' nāmaka Hindīṭīkāsahitam by Māgha( Book )

7 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in Sanskrit and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical Sanskrit poem with commentaries
Śiśupālavadha-mahākāvyam : Mallināthakr̥ta-"Sarvaṅkaṣā"-vyākhyāyutaṃ, "Rahasyabodhinī"-nāmaka-Hindīvyākhyopetañca by Māgha( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in Sanskrit and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical Sanskrit play with Sarvaṅkaṣā commentary of Mallinātha and Rahasyabodhinī commentary
Mahākaviśrīmāghaviracitam Śiśupālavadham, sargatrayātmakam : sānvayaḥ, Mallināthakr̥tayā Sarvaṅkaṣāvyākhyayā sametam by Māgha( Book )

7 editions published in 1938 in Sanskrit and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siśupālvadham; prathamaḥ sargaḥ by Māgha( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in Sanskrit and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portion of the classical poem on Krishna's slaying of the King Shishupal, an episode retold from the Mahābhārata; with Mallinath's Sanskrit commentary and Hindi introduction, translation and glosses
Śiśupālavadham by Māgha( Book )

5 editions published in 1957 in Sanskrit and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Śiśupālavadhaṃ mahā kāvyam by Māgha( Book )

9 editions published between 1870 and 1972 in Sanskrit and Telugu and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical Sanskrit play with Sarvaṅkasạ̄ commentary of Mallinātha
Tod des Çiçupala : ein sanskritisches Kunstepos by Māgha( Book )

2 editions published in 1843 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Śiśupālavadham (sampūrṇam) by Māgha( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Gujarati and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Śiśupālavadha : with two commentaries, the Sandehaviṣauṣadhi by Vallabha Deva, and the Sarvaṅkaṣā by Mallinātha by Māgha( Book )

5 editions published in 1929 in Sanskrit and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maghabatta's Shishupalavadha. With the commentary (Sandeha-Vishaushadhi) of Vallabhadeva by Māgha( Book )

3 editions published in 1935 in English and Sanskrit and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Śiśupālavadha of Māgha by Māgha( Book )

4 editions published between 1934 and 1935 in Sanskrit and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Śiśupālavadhamahākāvyam : "Lalitā"-Saṃskṛta-Hindīvyākhyopetam : ekādaśaḥ sargaḥ by Māgha( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in Sanskrit and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary, with paraphrase and text on Śiśupālavadha by Māgha, classical poem about slaying of Śiśupāla by Krishna, Hindu deity; covers canto 11 only
Śiśupālavadha by Māgha( Book )

in Sanskrit and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuscript titled Death of Śiśupāla, used for recitation, contemplation, and study; draws from epic mythology about king Śiśupāla who opposes the Hindu deity Kṛṣṇa who cuts off his head with his discus (cakra). Manuscript is incomplete and comprises only the second and most of the third of 23 books. Contains the commentary of Mallinātha, the Savaṅkaṣā, running parallel above and below the main text
The Śiśupála badha, or death of Śiśupála : also entitled the Mágha Cávya, or epick poem of Mágha, in twenty cantos by Māgha( Book )

3 editions published in 1815 in English and Sanskrit and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Śiśupālavadhaṃ mahākāvyam : 'Sudhā' saṃskr̥ta-hindīvyākhyādvayopetam (parīkṣopayogi 1-2 sargātmakam) by Māgha( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in Sanskrit and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balamagha : Magha's iupalavadha im Auszuge, bearb. von Carl Cappeller by Māgha( )

1 edition published in 1915 in Sanskrit and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Magh

Magh ca. 7. Jh.

Māgha Kavi ca. 7. Jh.

Māghabhaṭṭa

Māghabhaṭṭa ca. 7. Jh

माघ

माघभट्ट

Languages
Sanskrit (144)

German (26)

English (20)

Hindi (20)

Telugu (5)

Gujarati (3)

Kannada (3)

French (2)

Oriya (2)

Indic (1)