Guptabindu, Gupta-bindu: 1 definition



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In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Guptabindu (गुप्तबिन्दु) is the name of the sixth chapter of the Mandāramarandacampū: a work on Sanskrit prosody asribed to (Kṛṣṇāvadhūta) (1835-1909 C.E.) who was well-versed in advaita, dvaita and viśiṣṭādvaita philosophies. The Mandāramarandacampū is a poetic testimony in the form of a campū, which covers important aspects of the Sanskrit poetics divided into 11 chapters.

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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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