Anhilvid: 1 definition

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Anhilvid means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Anhilvid (अन्हिल्विद्) of Gujarat was a patron of Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.), the famous Jain author who has contributed a lot to the study of Sanskrit Prosody by way of writing his monumental work Chandonuśāsana. Hemacandra received the patronage of Jayasiṃha Siddharāja and his successor Kumārapāla of Anhilvid of Gujarat.

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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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