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Bhavabhuti, a 7th century scholar of India, is noted for his drams and poetry, written in Sanskrit. His dramas are considered equivalent to the works of Kalidas. Bhavabhuti was born in a Deshastha Brahmin family of Vidarbha, central India. His dramas include Mahaviracharita, Malatimadhava, and Uttararamacarita. The 7th century is the period from 601 - 700 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ... Sanskrit ( संस्कृतम् ; pronunciation: ) is an Indo-European classical language of India and a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. ... Kalidas (कालिदास) is considered one of Indias greatest Sanskrit poets and dramatists. ... Deshastha Brahmins (Marathi: देशस्थ ब्राम्हण) are a Brahmin sub-caste primarily from the Indian state of Maharashtra, but have spread throughout South India. ... Vidarbha is the north-eastern region of Maharashtra state, now forming two divisions (Nagpur and Amravati). ... The geography of India is extremely diverse, with landscape ranging from snow-capped mountain ranges to deserts, plains, hills and plateaus. ...


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Ancient hindu sun temple (1066 words)
Bhavabhuti himself mentioned this fact in the prologue of these plays.
The noted historian and archeologist Dr.V.V.Mirashi,in his book titled `Bhavabhuti and Kalpriyanath in Bhavabhuti’s Plays’, has proved that once a huge sun temple did exist in Kalpi where people from far off places came to visit and where Bhavabhuti’s plays were first enacted.
Further in an article titled `Discovery of an ancient theater at Kalpi’ published in `Mamuliya’, Dr. Mirashi stated that around A.D.915, when the Rashtrakuta king Indra the third, invaded Kannauj, his army in the course of crossing the Yamuna, stayed in the courtyard of the sun temple.
Ancient History -6 (814 words)
Bhavabhuti, who ranks next to Kalidasa in Sanskrit literature, was a native of Vidarbha.
With the downfall of the eighth century when Bhavabhuti flourished there was no great king ruling in Vidarbha.
Bhavabhuti had India, and had to get his plays staged at the fair of Kalapriyanatha (the Sun-God at Kalpi).
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