Chandonushasana, aka: Chandonuśāsana, Chandas-anushasana; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Chandonuśāsana can be transliterated into English as Chandonusasana or Chandonushasana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chhandonushasana.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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1) Chandonuśāsana (छन्दोनुशासन) by Jayakīrti (C. 10th century) is divided into eight chapters namely adhikāra. The work is presented in both verse and sūtra format. Only the second chapter is found in sūtra form (275 sūtras) whereas other seven chapters are presented in verse form in 207 verses. Out of these 207 verses) the first chapter has 28 verses, the third to eighth chapters have 25, 39, 37, 37, 22, and 19 verses respectively. Jayakīrtti does not discuss the Vedic metres, but emphasizes only on classical metres. The group of metres used in the whole text are anuṣṭubh, āryā and skandhaka.

2) Chandonuśāsana (छन्दोनुशासन) of Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.) also has an auto commentary. The text is divided into eight adhyāyas, of which the first is introductory, 2nd and 3rd explaining the sama, ardhasama- viṣama metres of Sanskrit. In the chapter four, the āryā or gāthā with all its derivatives is first defined in sūtras 1-24, then followed by Galitakas, Khañjakas and Śīrṣakas (Prakrit metre). Chapters 5th-7th devoted to Apabhraṃśa metres. The chapter eight describes about techniques of prastāra. Hemacandra elaborates the whole text in 745 sūtras and one invocatory verse. The first chapter has 16 sūtras and 2nd, to 8th chapters have 401, 73, 91, 42, 32, 73, 17 sūtras respectively.

3) Chandonuśāsana (छन्दोनुशासन) is the name of a work ascribed to Jineśvara related to the topics of Sanskrit prosody (chandas) but having an unknown period of composition.

3) The Chandonuśāsana also has a commentary called vṛtti by Municandra Sūri.

4) Chandonuśāsana (छन्दोनुशासन) is the name of a work ascribed to Vāgbhaṭa related to the topics of Sanskrit prosody (chandas) but having an unknown period of composition.

4) The Chandonuśāsana also has a commentary by author himself. The work is quoted in Alaṅkāratilaka, and also refers to a Rāhaḍa.

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
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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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