Gokulanatha, Gokulanātha, Gokula-natha: 3 definitions

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Gokulanātha (गोकुलनाथ) or Gokunātha Upādhyāya (C. 1650-1740 C.E.) (author of Ekāvalī and Vṛttataraṅgiṇī) of Phaṇandahavaideha (Phanewara) family, a group of Maithila Brahmins, belonged to the ancient kingdom of Mithilā. He was an exponent on Navya Nyāya system on Indian Philosophy. He was residing at Maṅgalavanī (Mangaraunī). He was well versed in Tantrasāra. He passed away at Kāśī at the age of 90.

Gokulanātha was the son of Pītāmbara Upādhyāya and Umā and grandson of Rāmabhadra. He was the younger brother of Trilocana and Dhanañjaya and elder brother of Jagaddhara. Gokulanātha belongs to the Śrīvatsagotra and Mādhyandinaśākhā. He was also the father of Raghunātha Upādhyāya. He lost his only daughter Kādambarī, who was drowned in the river Gaṅgā, when she was a child. Gokulanātha composed a poem namely Kuṇḍakādambarī in her memory.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Gokulanātha (गोकुलनाथ):—[=go-kula-nātha] [from go-kula > go] m. Name of the author of the Padavākya-ratnākara

2) [v.s. ...] of the author of the Rasa-mahārṇava

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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. 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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