Krishnabhatta, Kṛṣṇabhaṭṭa, Krishna-bhatta: 4 definitions


Krishnabhatta 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 Kṛṣṇabhaṭṭa can be transliterated into English as Krsnabhatta or Krishnabhatta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Krishnabhatta in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Kṛṣṇabhaṭṭa (कृष्णभट्ट) or Śrīkṛṣṇabhaṭṭa Kavikalānidhi (C. 1669-1744 C.E.) was an exponent of many śāstras viz. kāvya, alaṅkāra, vyākaraṇa, vedānta including chandas. He composed Vṛttamuktāvalī in Sanskrit prosody. He was the son of Lakṣmaṇa and hailed from Gautamagotra. His family (including him) migrated from place to place such as Andhra Pradesh Vāraṇāsī Prayāga Bāndhavanagara Būndīnagara Amber Bharatapur. He received the patronage of many kings for whom he has composed many works in Sanskrit, Hindi and Vrajabhāṣā.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Kṛṣṇabhaṭṭa (कृष्णभट्ट):—[=kṛṣṇa-bhaṭṭa] [from kṛṣṇa] m. Name of a grammarian

2) [v.s. ...] of a poet

[Sanskrit to German]

Krishnabhatta in German

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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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