Chandoshtadashaka, Chandoṣṭādaśaka, Chandas-ashtadashaka: 2 definitions

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Chandoshtadashaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

The Sanskrit term Chandoṣṭādaśaka can be transliterated into English as Chandostadasaka or Chandoshtadashaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chhandoshtadashaka.

India history and geography

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Chandoṣṭādaśaka (छन्दोष्टादशक) or Aṣṭādaśachandas by Rūpa Gosvāmin (C. 1470-1583 C.E.) is the lone work on metres. The very name of the work Aṣṭādaśachandas shows that the work has 18 metres. Rūpagosvāmin describes the līlās of Lord Kṛṣṇa in Aṣṭādaśachandas, viz. by using 18 metres. Beginning with Nandotsava to the killing of Kaṃsa is the subject matter of this work. Rūpagosvāmin describes the bālalīlā of the Lord, with his poetical excellence. He mentions about the subject matter in the very beginning of the work.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Chandoshtadashaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Chandoṣṭādaśaka (छन्दोष्टादशक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—by Rūpa Gosvāmin. Mentioned in Vaiṣṇavatoṣiṇī L. 2125.

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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 (even English!). 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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