Chandoratnakara, aka: Chandoratnākara, Chandas-ratnakara; 1 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chhandoratnakara.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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1) Chandoratnākara (छन्दोरत्नाकर) 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 Chandoratnākara is mentioned in the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” VII. p. 104.

2) Chandoratnākara (छन्दोरत्नाकर) is the name of a work ascribed to Ratnākaraśānti related to the topics of Sanskrit prosody (chandas) but having an unknown period of composition. Ratnākaraśānti praises Jina alias Jineśvara in the Chandoratnākara, which shows he was a Jaina by faith. The subjects in the text are: samavṛtta, ardhasamavṛtta, viṣamavṛtta, āryājāti, vaitālīyajāti, mātrāsamakajāti844. He defines the metres into two groups i.e. vṛtta, (calculated by letters) and jāti, (calculated mātrās). He also tells that the padya has four pādas, and discusses laghu and guru of the varṇas.

3) Chandoratnākara (छन्दोरत्नाकर) is the name of a work ascribed to Rameśvara (son of Vāsudeva Sārvabhauma) related to the topics of Sanskrit prosody (chandas) but having an unknown period of composition. The Chandoratnākara is divided into four chapters named ratnas. The second chapter deals with samavṛtta, while the fourth chapter describes aśeṣacchando section. The subject matter of other chapters could not be traced. Rameśvara starts Chandoratnākara by praying goddess Durgā.

4) Chandoratnākara (छन्दोरत्नाकर) is the name of a work on Sanskrit prosody (chandas) and is quoted by Lakṣmīnātha on Prākṛtapaiṅgala. Puruṣottama also quotes this text in his Saṅgītanārāyaṇa.

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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