Gadya: 16 definitions
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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)
Gadya (गद्य).—The Classical metres are divided into three types viz. 1. vṛtta or varṇa, 2. mātrā or jāti 3. gadya. As the metres are used in padyas, there are also metres, prescribed for gadyas. Gaṅgādāsa (authr of Chandomañjarī), Raghunātha Dāsa (author of Vṛttāvalī), Gopīnātha Pātra (author of Kavicintāmaṇi) advocate about these kind of metres in a certain method. Candraśekhara (author of Vṛttamauktika) divides the whole vāṅmaya in two groups i.e. padya and gadya. He defines gadya as the composition, which is distracted with pāda. He again divides the gadya into three viz. Cūrṇaka, Utkalikāprāya and Vṛttagandhi.
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Gadya (गद्य) refers to “written prose”, according to the Kulakaulinīmata verse 4.136-140.—Accordingly, “The goddess Nityā is always white and, completely full, resides in the circle of the moon. She is adorned with a rosary of crystal and a book. She is in the middle of a forest of Kadamba trees and enters into one’s own body. The principle (over which she presides) is between the vital breath and is located above (Śiva) the Tranquil One. One should repeat it along with emission at the beginning and end of the Vidyā. One should make it enter with the force of a river carrying along with it all the scriptures. Once placed within the heart, one becomes the Lord of Speech himself. He knows all that is made of speech and contemplates the principle which is the meaning of all written prose (gadya-artha). O great goddess! By reciting it a 100,000 times a man becomes a (great) poet”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
India history and geography
Gadyā.—abbreviation of gadyāṇa (q. v.). Note: gadyā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Gadyā.—abbreviation of gadyāṇa. Note: gadyā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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.
Languages of India and abroad
gadya (गद्य).—n (S) A sentence or distinct portion of a composition not metrical, yet framed in accordance with rhythm or harmony; an elaborated period; a wrought piece of prose composition. 2 Unmetrical composition gen., common prose. gadyarūpa or gadyātmaka Consisting of prose.
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gāḍyā (गाड्या).—a unc (gāḍaṇēṃ) That buries. Pr. gāḍyācī vāṭa āṇī gāḍalyācī vāṭa ēkaca The burier and the buried go the same way.
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gāḍyā (गाड्या).—m (Ship-term.) The keel.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
gadya (गद्य).—n Common prose. An elaborated piece of prose composition.
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.
Gadya (गद्य).—pot. p. [gad-yat] To be spoken or uttered; गद्यमेतत्त्वया मम (gadyametattvayā mama) Bhaṭṭikāvya 6.47.
-dyam Prose, elaborate prose composition, composition not metrical yet framed with due regard to harmony; one of the three classes into which all compositions may be divided; see Kāv.1.11.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-dyaḥ-dyā-dyaṃ) To be spoken or uttered. n.
(-dyaṃ) Prose E. gad to speak, affix yat.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gadya (गद्य).—[adjective] to be spoken; [neuter] speech, prose.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Gadya (गद्य) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—by Rāmānuja. Rice. 138. See Gadyatraya.
—[commentary] Oppert. 416. 887. 5025. 5470. 5849. 6326. 6327. 7923.
1) Gadya (गद्य):—[from gad] mfn. ([Pāṇini 3-1, 100]) to be spoken or uttered, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya vi, 47]
2) [v.s. ...] n. prose, composition not metrical yet framed in accordance with harmony, elaborate prose composition, [Mahābhārata iii, 966; Kāvyādarśa; Sāhitya-darpaṇa etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gadya (गद्य):—(dyaṃ) 1. n. Prose. a. Spoken.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Gadya (गद्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Gajja.
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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.
Gadya (गद्य):—(nm) prose; —[kāvya] prose-poetry; [gadyātmaka] prosaic.
Gadya (ಗದ್ಯ):—[adjective] that can be or fit to be expressed in words, represented by language; expressible.
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1) [noun] a speech sound or series of them, serving to communicate meaning.
2) [noun] the ordinary form of written or spoken language, without rhyme or meter; speech or writing that is not bound by the rules of prosody as poetry; prose.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+6): Gadya gatcho, Gadyabandha, Gadyachintamani, Gadyacintamani, Gadyajati, Gadyakavya, Gadyakonta, Gadyala, Gadyala Jumpalela, Gadyala-jumpalela, Gadyalaka, Gadyali, Gadyana, Gadyana-ponnu, Gadyanaka, Gadyapadya, Gadyapadyamaya, Gadyapadyatmaka, Gadyaramayanakavya, Gadyartha.
Ends with (+11): Agadya, Bhagadya, Bhalagadya, Bhanagadya, Cakravalagadya, Dagadya, Dhangadya, Gadgadya, Ganeshagadya, Ghongadya, Hayagrivagadya, Jayagadya, Khelagadya, Krishnarajagadya, Magadya, Nigadya, Pragadya, Ragadya, Raghuviragadya, Rogadya.
Full-text (+21): Gajja, Curnaka, Gadyavritta, Vrittagandhi, Campu, Vrittabandha, Utkalikapraya, Gadyapadyamaya, Gadya gatcho, Gadyaramayanakavya, Vaikunthagadya, Shrirangagadya, Sharanagatigadya, Vayugadya, Gaddalika, Vyasagadya, Lalitagadyanirupana, Raghuviragadya, Hayagrivagadya, Padya.
Search found 15 books and stories containing Gadya, Gāḍyā, Gadyā; (plurals include: Gadyas, Gāḍyās, Gadyās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The “Rukminiparinaya” < [April – June, 1987]
Prabandha in Telugu Literature < [October - December 1973]
The Technical Aspects of Short Story < [April – June, 2008]
Amarakoshodghatana of Kshirasvamin (study) (by A. Yamuna Devi)
Education (6): Literature < [Chapter 4 - Cultural Aspects]
The backdrop of the Srikanthacarita and the Mankhakosa (by Dhrubajit Sarma)
Part 2 - Divisions of kāvya < [Chapter I - Introduction]
Part 1 - Sanskrit kāvya and its definitions < [Chapter I - Introduction]
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 8.13.65 < [Chapter 13 - A Thousand Names of Lord Balarāma]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 1.4.57 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta (the devotee)]
Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study) (by Debabrata Barai)
Part 3.12 - Rājaśekhara’s concepts on Nature of Kāvya (poetry) < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]