Karnasamtosha, Karṇasaṃtoṣa, Karna-samtosha: 2 definitions


Karnasamtosha 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 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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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

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.

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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 next»] — Karnasamtosha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Karṇasaṃtoṣa (कर्णसंतोष) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—metries, by Mudgala. Bik. 279.

2) Karṇasaṃtoṣa (कर्णसंतोष):—metrics, by Mudgala. Bik. 279.

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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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