Jayashekhara, Jayaśekhara: 2 definitions



Jayashekhara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Jayaśekhara can be transliterated into English as Jayasekhara or Jayashekhara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Jayaśekhara (जयशेखर) is another name for Rājaśekhara: the author of the Chandaśśekhara. This is the only work of Rājaśekhara recorded so far. He is different from the famous Rājaśekhara of Yāyāvarīya family and author of Kāvyamīmāṃsā.

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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 dictionary

[«previous (J) next»] — Jayashekhara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Jayaśekhara (जयशेखर):—[=jaya-śekhara] [from jaya] m. Name of a prince, [Siṃhāsana-dvātriṃśikā or vikramāditya-caritra, jaina recension xiv, 4/5]

2) Jayaśekharā (जयशेखरा):—[=jaya-śekharā] [from jaya-śekhara > jaya] f. Name of a Mūrchanā, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

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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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