Anangashekhara, aka: Anaṅgaśekhara, Ananga-shekhara; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Anaṅgaśekhara can be transliterated into English as Anangasekhara or Anangashekhara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[Anangashekhara in Chandas glossaries]

1) Anaṅgaśekhara (अनङ्गशेखर) is the name of a daṇḍaka type of Sanskrit metre according to Gaṅgādāsa (16th century) in his Chandomañjarī. Accordingly, the metre which has above 26 letters in its each pāda is called as daṇḍaka. It is also considered as samavṛtta.

2) Anaṅgaśekhara (अनङ्गशेखर) refers to one of the 130 varṇavṛttas (syllabo-quantitative verse) dealt with in the second chapter of the Vṛttamuktāvalī, ascribed to Durgādatta (19th century), author of eight Sanskrit work and patronised by Hindupati: an ancient king of the Bundela tribe (presently Bundelkhand of Uttar Pradesh). A Varṇavṛtta (eg., anaṅga-śekhara) refers to a type of classical Sanskrit metre depending on syllable count where the light-heavy patterns are fixed.

(Source): Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
Chandas book cover
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Anangashekhara in Sanskrit glossaries]

Anaṅgaśekhara (अनङ्गशेखर).—Name of a metre of four lines, each with 15 iambic feet.

Derivable forms: anaṅgaśekharaḥ (अनङ्गशेखरः).

Anaṅgaśekhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms anaṅga and śekhara (शेखर).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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