Janashrayichandoviciti, Janashrayi-chandoviciti, Jānāśrayīchandoviciti: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Jānāśrayīchandoviciti can be transliterated into English as Janasrayichandoviciti or Janashrayichandoviciti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Janashrayichhandovichiti.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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

Jānāśrayīchandoviciti (जानाश्रयीछन्दोविचिति).—King Janāśraya is described as the author of Jānāśrayīchandoviciti. The text is printed with the commentary of Guṇasvāmin. M. R. Kavi says that Mādhava Varman is the alternative name of the king Janāśraya. Krishnamachariar identifies this Mādhava Varman with Mādhavarman-II of Viṣṇukuṇḍin dynasty.

The Jānāśrayīchandoviciti is divided into six chapters. The first chapter introduces the nature of the text in 46 sūtras. The second, third and fourth chapters elaborate on the viṣama, ardhasama and sama metres in 22, 15 and 114 sūtras respectively. The fifth chapter deals with mātrā metres and the sixth describes the rules of prastāra. The text begins with a reference to king Janāśraya and his qualities.

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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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