Jayakirti, Jayakīrti: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Jayakīrti (जयकीर्ति) (C. 10th century), author of Chandonuśāsana was a Digambara Jain and hailed from Kannada province now Karṇāṭaka. Velankar remarks on this work as it stands midway between Kedāra’s Vṛttaratnākara and Hemacandra’s Chandonuśāsana in respect of chronology and development.

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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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