Hamsagati, aka: Haṃsagati, Hamsa-gati; 4 Definition(s)
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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)
1) Haṃsagati (हंसगति) is the alternative name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) mentioned by Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.) in his auto-commentary on the second chapter of the Chandonuśāsana. Haṃsagati corresponds to Mahātaruṇī-dayita. Hemacandra gives these alternative names for the metres by other authorities (like Bharata), even though the number of gaṇas or letters do not differ.
2) Haṃsagati (हंसगति) refers to one of the 135 metres (chandas) mentioned by Nañjuṇḍa (1794-1868 C.E.) in his Vṛttaratnāvalī. Nañjuṇḍa was a poet of both Kannada and Sanskrit literature flourished in the court of the famous Kṛṣṇarāja Woḍeyar of Mysore. He introduces the names of these metres (eg., Haṃsagati) in 20 verses.Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
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.
Languages of India and abroad
haṃsagati (हंसगति).—a (S) haṃsagāminī a (S In poetry passim.) That stalks like a swan;--a female.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
haṃsagati (हंसगति) [-gāminī, -गामिनी].—a That stalks like a swan; -a female.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Haṃsagati (हंसगति).—a. having a swan's gait, stalking in a stately manner.
Haṃsagati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms haṃsa and gati (गति).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
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