Chandahsamkhya, Chandaḥsaṃkhyā, Chandas-samkhya: 3 definitions
Chandahsamkhya 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 Chhandahsamkhya.
Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
1) Chandaḥsaṃkhyā (छन्दःसंख्या) is the name of a text dealing with Sanskrit prosody (chandas) for which no authorship could be traced. Usually the authors mention their names, parentage etc. in the colophon of their works. But there are certain works in which, the author leaves no impression of his identity. The Chandaḥsaṃkhyā is mentioned in the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” VII. p. 96.
2) Chandaḥsaṃkhyā (छन्दःसंख्या) is the name of a work ascribed to sage Kātyāyana related to the topics of Sanskrit prosody (chandas) but having an unknown period of composition.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Chandaḥsaṃkhyā (छन्दःसंख्या) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—B. 3, 60.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Chandaḥsaṃkhyā (छन्दःसंख्या):—f. Titel eines Werkes.
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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