Capalavaktra, aka: Capalāvaktra, Capala-vaktra; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Capalavaktra 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 Chapalavaktra.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Capalavaktra in Chandas glossary... « previous · [C] · next »

1) Capalāvaktra (चपलावक्त्र) is a type of mātrāvṛtta (quantitative verse) described in the Vaktraprakaraṇa section of the second chapter of Kedārabhaṭṭa’s Vṛttaratnākara. The Vṛttaratnākara is considered as most popular work in Sanskrit prosody, because of its rich and number of commentaries. Kedārabhaṭṭa (C. 950-1050 C.E.) was a celebrated author in Sanskrit prosody.

2) Capalāvaktra (चपलावक्त्र) refers to one of the thirty-four mātrāvṛtta (quantitative verse) mentioned in the Garuḍapurāṇa. The Garuḍapurāṇa also deals with the science of prosody (eg., the capalā-vaktra) in its six chapters 207-212. The chapters comprise 5, 18, 41, 7 and 9 verses respectively.

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
Chandas book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of capalavaktra in the context of Chandas from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 114 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Capala
Capala (चपल) participated in the war between Rāma and Rāvaṇa, on the side of the latter, as men...
Vaktra
Vaktra (वक्त्र) or Vaktrāgama refers to one of the upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the K...
Pancavaktra
Pañcavaktrā (पञ्चवक्त्रा).—A soldier who fought bravely against the asuras on the side of Subra...
Gajavaktra
Gajavaktra (गजवक्त्र).—epithets of Gaṇeśa; Bṛ. S.58.58; Ks.1.44. Derivable forms: gajavaktraḥ (...
Aparavaktra
Aparavaktrā (अपरवक्त्रा) or Aparavaktra (अपरवक्त्र).—Name of a metre. Derivable forms: , aparav...
Mukhacapala
Mukhacapala (मुखचपल).—a. talkative, garrulous. Mukhacapala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of...
Jaghanacapala
Jaghanacapalā (जघनचपला).—1) an unchaste or libidinous woman; पत्यौ विदेशयाते परमसुखं जघनचपलायाः...
Suvaktra
Suvaktra (सुवक्त्र) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.55) and represents one o...
Caturvaktra
Caturvaktra (चतुर्वक्त्र) is the name of a Gaṇa of Ambikā, who incarnated as Pañcaphuṭṭika, due...
Caruvaktra
Cāruvaktra (चारुवक्त्र).—An attendant of Subrahmaṇya. He was much devoted to brahmins. (Mahābhā...
Simhavaktra
Siṃhavaktra (सिंहवक्त्र) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.78) and represents ...
Makaravaktra
Makaravaktra (मकरवक्त्र) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.74) and represents ...
Capalacetiya
Cāpālacetiya (चापालचेतिय) is the name of a sacred spot in the village Vesālī, situated between ...
Mahacapala
Mahācapalā (महाचपला) refers to one of the thirty mātrāvṛtta (quantitative verse) mentioned in t...
Dirghavaktra
Dīrghavaktra (दीर्घवक्त्र) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.76) and represent...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: