Caruseni, Cārusenī, Caru-seni: 1 definition



Caruseni 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 Charuseni.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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

Cārusenī (चारुसेनी) refers to a variety of Raḍḍā or 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). Piṅgala discusses [the Mātrā metre] under Raḍḍā, and gives seven varieties of it [viz., Cārusenī, consisting of the following mātrās: 15,11,15,11,15]. Chandaḥkośa also does not define the metre independently but only in connection with the strophic metre called Vastu or Raḍḍā and there too gives only one variety (t.e., Piṅgala’s Cārusenī containing 15,11,15,11 and 15 mātrās in its five pādas).

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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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