Kedarabhatta, aka: Kedārabhaṭṭa, Kedara-bhatta; 1 Definition(s)


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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Kedārabhaṭṭa (केदारभट्ट) (C. 950-1050 C.E.) (Kedāra Bhaṭṭa) was a celebrated author in Sanskrit prosody. He has contributed the study of Sanskrit metrics through his marvelous work Vṛttaratnākara. The Vṛttaratnākara is considered as most popular work in Sanskrit prosody, because of its rich and number of commentaries. The text was so popular that more than sixty commentaries have been composed by different commentators in different period on this work. It is spread all over India.

Kedāra Bhaṭṭa mentions his name and also the names of his parents in the beginning of Vṛttaratnākara and introducing himself as a Śaivaite. He was the son of Pavvyeka, who was well versed in Veda and Śaivaśāstras. He also offers his gratitude to the trinity (Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara) along with Gaurī and Vināyaka in the invocatory verse of the work.

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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