Cangadeva, aka: Cāṅgadeva; 1 Definition(s)

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Cangadeva 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Changadeva.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[Cangadeva in Chandas glossaries]

Cāṅgadeva (चाङ्गदेव) was the childhood name of Hemacandra. He was also a disciple of Devacandra. Hemacandra received the patronage of Jayasiṃha Siddharāja (1094-1143 C.E.) and his successor Kumārapāla of Anhilvid of Gujarat. He initiated Kumārapāla into Jainism. Hemacandra was offered to Devacandra to serve Jainism when he was five years of age, being named as Somacandra. After becoming a Sūri, he was renamed as Hemacandra.

(Source): Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
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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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