Janimahapātra, aka: Jānīmahāpātra, Jani-mahapātra; 1 Definition(s)


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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Jānīmahāpātra (जानीमहापात्र) or Jānī Mahāpātra (2nd half of 17th century) was the son of Jānī Jayadeva, grandson of Nīlakaṇṭha and disciple of Paṇḍitarāja. He was a Gurjaragauḍa of Melatavāla family. As the manuscripts of his works are found in Bikaner, probably he was a native of Rajasthan.

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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