Jaghanacapala, aka: Jaghanacapalā, Jaghana-capala; 3 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Jaghanachapala.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Jaghanacapalā (जघनचपला) refers to a type of āryā syllabic metre (vṛtta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 16. The Jaghanacapalā variation is one amongst five types of āryā-meters.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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1) Jaghanacapalā (जघनचपला) is a type of mātrāvṛtta (quantitative verse) described in the Āryāprakaraṇa section of the second chapter of Kedārabhaṭṭa’s Vṛttaratnākara. The Vṛttaratnākara is considered as most popular work in Sanskrit prosody, because of its rich and number of commentaries. Kedārabhaṭṭa (C. 950-1050 C.E.) was a celebrated author in Sanskrit prosody.

2) Jaghanacapalā (जघनचपला) refers to one of the thirty mātrāvṛtta (quantitative verse) mentioned in the 331st chapter of the Agnipurāṇa. The Agnipurāṇa deals with various subjects viz. literature, poetics, grammar, architecture in its 383 chapters and deals with the entire science of prosody (eg., the jaghana-capalā metre) in 8 chapters (328-335) in 101 verses in total.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Jaghanacapalā (जघनचपला).—

1) an unchaste or libidinous woman; पत्यौ विदेशयाते परमसुखं जघनचपलायाः (patyau videśayāte paramasukhaṃ jaghanacapalāyāḥ) Pt.1.173; प्रिया यथा स्याज्जघनचपला (priyā yathā syājjaghanacapalā) Bṛ. S.14.3.

2) a woman active in dancing.

Jaghanacapalā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jaghana and capalā (चपला).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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