Malagalitaka, Mālāgalitaka, Mala-galitaka: 1 definition

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)

1) Mālāgalitaka (मालागलितक) is the name of a catuṣpadi metre (as popularly employed by the Apabhraṃśa bards), as discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Mālāgalitaka has 33 mātrās in each of its four lines, divided into the groups of 4, 5, 4, 4, 5, 4, 4 and [IS] mātrās.

2) Mālāgalitaka (मालागलितक) is another catuṣpadi metre having 46 mātrās in each of its four lines, divided into the groups of 6 mātras, plus 10 caturmātras, of which those in the even places must either be [ISI] or [IIII], while those in the odd ones must never be [ISI].

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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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