Acaladhriti, Acaladhṛti, Acala-dhriti: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Acaladhṛti can be transliterated into English as Acaladhrti or Acaladhriti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Achaladhriti.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Acaladhriti in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

1) Acaladhṛti (अचलधृति) is a type of mātrāvṛtta (quantitative verse) described in the Mātrāsamakaprakaraṇa section of the second chapter of Kedārabhaṭṭa’s Vṛttaratnākara. The Vṛttaratnākara is considered as most popular work in Sanskrit prosody, because of its rich and number of commentaries. Kedārabhaṭṭa (C. 950-1050 C.E.) was a celebrated author in Sanskrit prosody.

2) Acaladhṛti (अचलधृति) refers to one of the thirty-four mātrāvṛtta (quantitative verse) mentioned in the Garuḍapurāṇa. The Garuḍapurāṇa also deals with the science of prosody (e.g., the acala-dhṛti) in its six chapters 207-212. The chapters comprise 5, 18, 41, 7 and 9 verses respectively.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Acaladhriti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Acaladhṛti (अचलधृति).—f. a metre of four lines of 16 short syllables each (gītyāryā)

Derivable forms: acaladhṛtiḥ (अचलधृतिः).

Acaladhṛti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms acala and dhṛti (धृति).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Acaladhṛti (अचलधृति):—[=a-cala-dhṛti] [from a-cala] f. a metre of four lines, of sixteen short syllables each, also called Gītyāryā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Acaladhṛti (अचलधृति):—[bahuvrihi compound] f.

(-tiḥ) The name of a metre which consists of four lines, each of them having sixteen short syllables. It is called also Gītyāryā. E. acala and dhṛti.

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Acaladhriti in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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