Induvadana, Induvadanā, Indu-vadana: 7 definitions


Induvadana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Induvadana in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Induvadanā (इन्दुवदना) 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 (e.g., Induvadanā) in 20 verses.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Induvadana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

induvadanā (इंदुवदना).—f (S and Poetry. A female with a countenance like the moon.) A beautiful woman or maiden.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

induvadanā (इंदुवदना).—f A beautiful woman or maiden with a countenance like the moon.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Induvadana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Induvadanā (इन्दुवदना).—A moon-faced lady. Name of a metre; see Appendix.

Induvadanā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms indu and vadanā (वदना).

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

1) Induvadana (इन्दुवदन):—[=indu-vadana] [from indu] mf(ā)n. moon-faced, [Mālavikāgnimitra]

2) Induvadanā (इन्दुवदना):—[=indu-vadanā] [from indu-vadana > indu] f. a metre of four verses (each of which contains fourteen syllables).

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Induvadana in German

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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 (even English!). 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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