Kumaramani, Kumāramaṇi: 2 definitions

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In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Kumāramaṇi (कुमारमणि) (1703 C.E.) belonged to the family of Harivaṃśa, was the son of Harivallabha, grandson of Kaṇṭhamaṇi, and great grandson of Rudraṇa, great great grandson of Caturbhuja. He was also the cousin of Vedamaṇi and elder brother of Vāsudeva. He belonged to Śrīvatsagotra. He was also the disciple of Jayagovinda Vājapeyi and Puruṣottama Vājapeyi (both brothers), Kavicārāḍana, Mādhavapaṇḍitarāja, Rudraṇa (probably his great grand father), Madhusūdanakavipaṇḍita. Kumāramaṇi mentions about his family and preceptors in the beginning of his work.

Kumāramani composed two works namely: 1. Chandodīpikā, and 2. Rasikarañjanī. Kumāramaṇi bows his head before the beautiful feet of Lord Mukunda, and which are shining like lotus, worshiped by the group of Gods. He says about his work that, after examining the works of Halāyudha, Śambhu and Vājapeyins, I am composing metres according to the sūtras of Ācārya (i.e. Piṅgala). He also tells that to satisfy his prime deity (iṣṭadeva) and with the permission of his younger brother Vāsudeva, he has collected these metres.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Kumāramaṇi (कुमारमणि) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Harivallabha, wrote in 1704: Chandodīpikā.

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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. 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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