Apsarahkusuma, Apsaraḥkusuma, Apsaras-kusuma: 1 definition


Apsarahkusuma 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.

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)

Apsaraḥkusuma (अप्सरःकुसुम) is the name of a metre similair to Svapnaka: an Apabhraṃśa metre classified as Dvipadi (metres with two lines in a stanza) discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Svapnaka has 34 mātrās in each of their two lines, formed by 8 caturmātras and 1 dvimātra at the end. No special yati is prescribed, which means that it is after the 8th mātrā, or that it is the usual one. When this yati is shifted from the 8th to the 10th, the 12th, the 14th and the 16th mātrās, the same Svapnaka gets the names of Apsaraḥkusuma, Bhujaṅgavijṛmbhita, Tārādhruvaka, and Navaraṅgaka, respectively.—Apsaraḥkusuma is known only to Svayambū.

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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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