Ciranjiva, aka: Cirañjīva; 5 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chiranjiva.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Cirañjīva (चिरञ्जीव) or Cirañjīva Bhaṭṭācārya (18th century) alias Cirañjīva Bhaṭṭa Rāmadeva alias Daivajña Ratnākara credited with a text named Vṛttaratnāvalī, was the son of Śatāvadhāna Rāghavendra, grandson of Kāśīnātha Sāmudrikācārya and disciple of Raghudeva Nyāyālaṅkāra. He was patronized by king Yaśovanta Siṃha, son of Govardhana, Naib Nazim of Dacca (Dhaka). He belongs to Kāśyapagotra and Rāḍhapura a place in ancient Gauḍa (presently Bengal). He composed Vṛttaratnāvalī for his patron Yaśovanta Siṃha.

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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India history and geogprahy

Cirañjīva Bhaṭṭācārya (fl. 17th century) is the author of the Kāvyavilāsa. His real name was Rāmadeva or Vāmadeva. He was better known by his pet name Cirañjīva, which was given to him by his uncle out of sheer affection. Cirañjīva came of a famous educated Brahmin family. Dakṣa was the first member of his family whose account had been given and he lived at Rāḍhāpura in Gauḍa country. According to the Mādhavacampū, Cirañjīva was born in Navadvīpa. In the Vidvanmodataraṅgiṇī it is written that he used to teach at Kāsi after his father’s death.

Rāmadeva or Cirañjīva was favoured by his great father because of his extraordinary intelligence. He studied Nyāya and many other Śastras from his father. Also he was a student of Raghudeva Nyāyālaṃkāra. Cirañjīva learnt kāvya and alaṃkāra from him. Cirañjīva was a versatile genius. Among his works ‘Kāvyavilāsa’ is the most celebrated one. His other works as referred to in the Catalogus Catalogorum of Aufrecht are Mādhavacampū, Vidvanmodataraṅgiṇī, Śṛṅgārataṭinī and Vṛttaratnāvalī.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyavilasa of Ciranjiva Bhattacarya (history)

Cirañjīva.—(EI 30), ‘long-lived’; epithet of living (not dead) persons. Note: cirañjīva is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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cirañjīva (चिरंजीव).—m (S cira Long, jīva Life.) A term for a son. 2 A term of address in notes to a son, a younger brother, or any young person viewed as a protégé.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cirañjīva (चिरंजीव).—m A term for a son; a term of address in notes to a son, a younger brother, or any young person viewed as a protegee.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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