Carunetri, Cārunetrī: 1 definition



Carunetri 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 Charunetri.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume II: Apabhramsa metres (1)

Cārunetrī (चारुनेत्री) refers to a variety of Mātrā: the only metre consisting of five lines, as discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Mātrā seems to be a very old Apabhraṃśa metre since it was known to Virahāṅka (see Vṛttajātisamuccaya) who describes four different varieties [viz., Cārunetrī].—Mātrā (and thus Cārunetrī) is an Ardhasama metre and contains five pādas. The uneven pādas contain 15 mātrās and the even ones have 13 mātrās.

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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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