Bhaskaracarya, Bhāskarācārya, Bhaskara-acarya: 4 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Bhaskaracharya.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Bhāskarācārya (भास्कराचार्य) or Bhāskarācārya II (b. 1115 C.E.) was the son and disciple of Maheśvara. He was a great scholar of Indian Mathematics. He is credited with numerous works and Līlāvatī is one among them. Legend says he composed this work at the instance of his daughter Līlāvatī. At the end of its first chapter Bhāskarācārya discusses about permutation of metres and gives examples of anuṣṭup and gāyatrī. Bhāskarācārya gives method of calculation of these metres, as an instance for other metres.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bhāskarācārya (भास्कराचार्य).—A master astronomer of ancient India. It was he who declared, much earlier than western experts, that the earth is round in shape.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit 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 (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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