Chandahsutra, Chandaḥsūtra, Chandas-sutra: 5 definitions


Chandahsutra 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 Chhandahsutra.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

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

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.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Chandaḥsūtra (छन्दःसूत्र).—[neuter] manual of prosody.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Chandaḥsūtra (छन्दःसूत्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—See Chandas and Piṅgalachandaḥsutra.

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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. 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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