Gangadharakavi, Gaṅgādharakavi, Gangadhara-kavi: 1 definition


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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Gaṅgādharakavi (गङ्गाधरकवि) (19th century), author of Vṛttacandrikā was the son of Viṭṭhala and Rukmiṇī. He was also the disciple of Viśvanātha, the brother of Candraśekhara. He was born in a Mahārāṣṭra Brahmin family and migrated to Nagpur from Maṅgrūl village in Buldana district of Berar. He was the contemporary of king Raghujī III and his successor Jānojī. Copies of some of his works written by his brother Candraśekhara are preserved in Nagpur University Collection.

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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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