Chandodipika, Chandodīpikā, Chandas-dipika: 1 definition


Chandodipika 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 Chhandodipika.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

1) Chandodīpikā (छन्दोदीपिका) is the name of a work ascribed to Kumāramaṇi (1703 C.E.) who belonged to the family of Harivaṃśa and was the son of Harivallabha. He says about his work that, after examining the works of Halāyudha, Śambhu and Vājapeyins, I am composing metres according to the sūtras of Ācārya (i.e. Piṅgala). He also tells that to satisfy his prime deity (iṣṭadeva) and with the permission of his younger brother Vāsudeva, he has collected these metres.

Also see the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” IV. p. 209.

2) Chandodīpikā (छन्दोदीपिका) 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 Chandodīpikā is mentioned in the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” VII. p. 102.

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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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