Kumarapala, aka: Kumārapāla; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Kumārapāla (कुमारपाल) was initiated into Jainism by Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.), the famous Jain author who has contributed a lot to the study of Sanskrit Prosody by way of writing his monumental work Chandonuśāsana. Hemacandra initiated Kumārapāla into Jainism. Hemacandra was offered to Devacandra to serve Jainism when he was five years of age, being named as Somacandra. After becoming a Sūri, he was renamed as Hemacandra.

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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Kumārapāla (कुमारपाल).—Kumārapāla (1143-1172 A.D.) is said to have established 21 jñana-bhaṇḍāras. He employed 700 scribes and which some of them are written in gold. The two brothers have become interested in learning and established big libraries under their teachers Vijayasena sūri and Udayaprabha sūri in Mandu, Baruch, Devgiri and Abu.

Source: Shodhganga: A cultural study on the jain western Indian illustrated manuscripts
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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