Karnasamtosha, aka: Karṇasaṃtoṣa, Karna-samtosha; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Karṇasaṃtoṣa can be transliterated into English as Karnasamtosa or Karnasamtosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Karṇasaṃtoṣa (कर्णसंतोष) is the name of a work ascribed to Mudgala related to the topics of Sanskrit prosody (chandas) but having an unknown period of composition.

Mudgala who had got patronage of King Karaṇa Siṃha799, describes elegant illustrations of some metres of the poet’s choice. The poet praises Lord Gaṇeśa (in fact he boass down to the cheeks of Lord Gaṇeśa) in the beginning of the work. He praises the cheeks of the son of the mother (ambāsuta-gaṇḍa) alias Gaṇeśa, which are always attracted by the bees, because of its smell (mada-gandha). He also says that the trunk of the Lord is always adorned.

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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