Chandahsutra, aka: Chandaḥsūtra, Chandas-sutra; 2 Definition(s)

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Alternative spellings of this word include Chhandahsutra.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Chandaḥsūtra (छन्दःसूत्र) 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 Chandaḥsūtra is mentioned in the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” VII. p. 97.

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Chandaḥsūtra (छन्दःसूत्र) is the name of a work dealing with Sanskrit prosody (chandas): one of the six vedāṅgas: disciplines developed in order to articulate and interpret sacred texts (such as the Ṛgveda).—Sage Piṅgala, supposed to be a contemporary of Pāṇini, had composed a prosody text called Piṅgala-sūtra or Chandaḥsūtra.

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Language and Grammar (chandas)
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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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