Harinikula, Hariṇīkula, Harini-kula: 1 definition



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In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)

Hariṇīkula (हरिणीकुल) (or Hariṇapada according to Svayambhū) is the name of an Apabhraṃśa metre classified as Dvipadi (metres with two lines in a stanza) discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Hariṇīkula has 30 mātrās in a line.—In the Hariṇīkula and Gītisama, the line is formed with 7 caturmātras and a dvimātra at the end, the yati being on the 12th and 20th mātrās in the former, and on the 10th and the 18th in the latter.—Hariṇīkula is called Hariṇapada by Svayambhū.

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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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