Chandahsara, aka: Chandaḥsāra, Chandas-sara; 1 Definition(s)
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Alternative spellings of this word include Chhandahsara.
Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)
1) Chandaḥsāra (छन्दःसार) is the name of a work ascribed to Cintāmaṇi (19th century), son of Jīva, and the chief court astrologer in the princely state of Kohlāpur (now in Mahārāṣṭra). In the Chandaḥsāra, Cintāmaṇi meditates the feet of Lord Gaṇeśa in his mind and remembers his preceptors through in the invocatory verse of the work addressing a lady, where he says that he expands the work; which meant for children. He also mentions the name of the work in this verse.
Cintāmaṇi tells that he was a resident of Kohlāpur; born in a good (śubha) family and the Chandaḥsāra was composed under the patronage of the king of Kohlāpur; which is composed to please the beginners to understand the science of metrics. He also outlines the magnanimity of the works and tells that “the Chandaḥsāra is created heartily by small but excellent stanzas, which also decorated by gold (i.e. like gold), and this work should happen to satisfy the minds of compassionate people copiously”.
2) Chandaḥsāra (छन्दःसार) 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 Chandaḥsāra is mentioned in the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” VII. p. 96.
3) Chandaḥsāra (छन्दःसार) is the name of a work ascribed to Icchārāma related to the topics of Sanskrit prosody (chandas) but having an unknown period of composition.
4) Chandaḥsāra (छन्दःसार) is the name of a work ascribed to Jagannātha Pāṇḍeya related to the topics of Sanskrit prosody (chandas) but having an unknown period of composition.
5) Chandaḥsāra (छन्दःसार) is the name of a work ascribed to Nārāyaṇadāsa related to the topics of Sanskrit prosody (chandas) but having an unknown period of composition.
6) Chandaḥsāra (छन्दःसार) is the name of a work ascribed to Sūratasiṃha related to the topics of Sanskrit prosody (chandas) but having an unknown period of composition.
7) Chandaḥsāra (छन्दःसार) is the name of a work on Sanskrit prosody (chandas) and is mentioned by Kallola in his commentary on Śabdaliṅgārthacandrikā of Sujana and noticed by H. G. Narahari, in his article namely The Śabdaliṅgārthacandrikā of Sujana in the Appendix.Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
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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