Jayasimha, Jayasiṃha: 5 definitions


Jayasimha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Jayasiṃha (जयसिंह) or Jayasiṃha Siddharāja (1094-1143 C.E.) was a patron of Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.), the famous Jain author who has contributed a lot to the study of Sanskrit Prosody by way of writing his monumental work Chandonuśāsana. Hemacandra received the patronage of Jayasiṃha Siddharāja and his successor Kumārapāla of Anhilvid of Gujarat.

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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: Mankhaka a sanskrit literary genius

Jayasiṃha (जयसिंह), son of king Sussala ruled from A.D.1127-1159. Both the preceptor Ruyyaka and the pupil Maṅkhaka were protege to king Jayasiṃha.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Google Books: Around Abhinavagupta

Jayasiṃha (जयसिंह).—Under king Jayasiṃha (1128-1149) various Brahmins were supported for their rituals and solemn sacrifices.

India history and geogprahy

Source: archive.org: Early History of the Andhra Country

The grant of Jayasiṃha I who began to rule from 633 A.D., records that in his fifth year (638) he granted the village of Puloṃbūra in the Guddavāḍi viṣaya to Rudraśarman son of Śivaśarman and grandson of Dāmaśarman. In Mādhavavarman’s grant it is Śivaśarman son of Dāmaśarman that gets the same village. So it is clear that the Polamūru grant of Mādhavavarman is separated from the grant of Jayasiṃha by at least one generation.

Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal

Jayasiṃha (जयसिंह).—It is quite likely that King Jayasiṃha was a vassal of Kadamba kings. When the latter began to weaken, taking the benefit of the situation, probably, Jayasiṃha might have declared his independence. His son was Raṇarāga, whose son was Pulikeśi (Pulakeśin) or Polekeśi I, the real architect of the realm. The history of Calukya kings begins with his accession to the throne.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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