Chandahpiyusha, Chandaḥpīyūṣa, Chandas-piyusha: 2 definitions

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Introduction:

Chandahpiyusha 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.

The Sanskrit term Chandaḥpīyūṣa can be transliterated into English as Chandahpiyusa or Chandahpiyusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chhandahpiyusha.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Chandahpiyusha in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Chandaḥpīyūṣa (छन्दःपीयूष) is the name of a Sanskrit work on prosody ascribed to Jagannātha Miśra (C. 1750-93 C.E.).—The Chandaḥpīyūṣa is a work with new approaches. Jagannātha not only describes the characteristics and examples of metres but also emphasizes the applicability and accessibility (among scholars) of the science of metrics. The point to be noted that, most of the prosodists illustrate the characteristics and examples of the metres. The number of metres and names may vary from text to text but the style is one. But Jagannātha has gone far ahead and discusses the usability of chandaśśāstra with a new approach. In this work he refutes the earlier theories of his predecessors on the subject and discusses about the various possibilities in a flexible manner.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Chandahpiyusha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Chandaḥpīyūṣa (छन्दःपीयूष) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—by Jagannātha Miśra, son of Rāma, grandson of Vidyādhara. Ulwar 1096. Extr. 238.

2) Chandaḥpīyūṣa (छन्दःपीयूष):—by Jagannātha, son of Rāma. Peters. 5 p. 194.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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