Chandahkalpataru, Chandas-kalpataru, Chandaḥkalpataru: 1 definition



Chandahkalpataru 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 Chhandahkalpataru.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Chandaḥkalpataru (छन्दःकल्पतरु) is the name of a work ascribed to Rāghava Jhā related to the topics of Sanskrit prosody (chandas) but having an unknown period of composition.

The identification of the author is unknown. As its lone manuscript is procured in the Bihar & Odisha Research Society, Mithilā, it is understood that he would be from that area and his surname jhā also speaks the same. Introducing himself as the author Rāghava Jhā praises Lord Gaṇeśa and Kṛṣṇa in the invocatory verse of the work.

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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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