Ashadhara, Āśādhara: 2 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Āśādhara can be transliterated into English as Asadhara or Ashadhara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Āśādhara (आशाधर) (1178-1243 C.E.), the famous Jain author also contributed to Sanskrit prosody through his text entitled Vṛttaprakāśa. He belongs to Sapādalakṣa country where Śākambharī is situated. He was born to Sallakṣaṇa and Śrītatnī at the fort town called Maṇḍalakara in the Vyāghreravāla Vaiśya family. When Sapādalakṣa was occupied by Mlecchas (Shahhabuddin Ghori), he came to Dhārā in Malwa where he studied under one Mahāvīra. He was patronized by Arjuna Varman, king of Malwa and his successors,. Later he also settled at Nalakacchapura in the territory of Malwa.

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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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