Candavrishtiprapata, Caṇḍavṛṣṭiprapāta, Canda-vrishti-prapata: 3 definitions



Candavrishtiprapata 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.

The Sanskrit term Caṇḍavṛṣṭiprapāta can be transliterated into English as Candavrstiprapata or Candavrishtiprapata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chandavrishtiprapata.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Candavrishtiprapata in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Caṇḍavṛṣṭiprapāta (चण्डवृष्टिप्रपात) refers to one of the eight kinds of daṇḍaka according to Kavikarṇapūra (C. 16th century) in his Vṛttamālā 61. Kavikarṇapūra was an exponent on Sanskrit metrics belongs to Kāmarūpa (modern Assam). Accordingly, “If there are seven ra-gaṇas exist after two na-gaṇas, then it generates the daṇḍaka namely Canḍavṛṣṭiprapāta”.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Candavrishtiprapata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Caṇḍavṛṣṭiprapāta (चण्डवृष्टिप्रपात):—[=caṇḍa-vṛṣṭi-prapāta] [from caṇḍa > caṇḍ] m. (or? -prayāta n.) ‘impetuous rainfall’, a metre of 4 lines of 27 syllables each (the first 6 being short and the rest forming 7 Amphimacers).

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Candavrishtiprapata in German

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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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