Kumaralalita, Kumāralalita, Kumara-lalita, Kumāralalitā: 5 definitions



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In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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

1) Kumāralalita (कुमारललित) refers to one of the 27 metres mentioned in the Suvṛttatilaka ascribed to Kṣemendra (11th century). The Suvṛttatilaka is a monumental work of Sanskrit prosody considered as unique in its nature. In this work Kṣemendra neither introduces any new metre nor discusses all the metres used in his time. He discusses 27 popular metres (e.g., Kumāralalita) which were used frequently by the poets.

2) Kumāralalitā (कुमारललिता) refers to one of the seventy-two sama-varṇavṛtta (regular syllabo-quantitative verse) mentioned in the 334th chapter of the Agnipurāṇa. The Agnipurāṇa deals with various subjects viz. literature, poetics, grammar, architecture in its 383 chapters and deals with the entire science of prosody (e.g., the kumāra-lalitā metre) in 8 chapters (328-335) in 101 verses in total.

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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»] — Kumaralalita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kumāralalitā (कुमारललिता).—f.

1) delicate love-dalliance.

2) Name of a metre consisting of seven syllables in a quarter.

Kumāralalitā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kumāra and lalitā (ललिता).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kumāralalitā (कुमारललिता):—[=kumāra-lalitā] [from kumāra] f. ‘boy’s play’, Name of a metre (consisting of four lines of eight syllables each).

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Kumāralalitā (कुमारललिता):—(ku + la) f. Name eines Metrums (4 Mal ˘ ¯, ˘ ˘ ˘ ¯ ¯) [Colebrooke II, 159 (II, 1).]

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Kumāralalitā (कुमारललिता):—auch {Ç} [Chandomañjarī 13.] [Weber’s Indische Studien 8, 366.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Kumāralalitā (कुमारललिता):——

1) Adj. Jünglingen erwünscht [Indische studien von Weber 8,366.] —

2) f. ein best. Metrum.

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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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