Gokulanatha, aka: Gokulanātha, Gokula-natha; 1 Definition(s)

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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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.

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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