Matravritta, aka: Mātrāvṛtta, Matra-vritta; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Mātrāvṛtta can be transliterated into English as Matravrtta or Matravritta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Mātrāvṛtta (मात्रावृत्त, “quantitative verse”) refers to a type of metre found in classical Sanskrit poetry. Mātrāvṛtta metres depend on duration, where each verse-line has a fixed number of morae, usually grouped in sets of four.

Source: Wikipedia: Sanskrit Prosody

Mātrāvṛtta (मात्रावृत्त).—Kedārabhaṭṭa describes the mātrāvṛttas in the second chapter of his work. He also refers many authors to give justification to his interpretations in this chapter. The mātrāvṛttas, which are described herein are:

1. In Āryāprakaraṇa—

  1. āryā,
  2. pathyā,
  3. vipulā,
  4. capalā,
  5. mukhacapalā,
  6. jaghanacapalā.

2. In Gītiprakaraṇa—

  1. gīti,
  2. upagīti,
  3. udgīti,
  4. āryāgīti.

3. In Vaitālīyaprakaraṇa—

  1. vaitālīyavṛtta,
  2. aupacchandasika,
  3. āpātalikā,
  4. dakṣiṇāntikā,
  5. udīcyavṛtti,
  6. prācyavṛtti,
  7. pravṛttakavṛtta,
  8. aparāntikā,
  9. cāruhāsinī.

4. In Vaktraprakaraṇa—

  1. vaktrānuṣṭup,
  2. pathyāvaktra,
  3. viparītapathyāvaktra,
  4. capalāvaktra,
  5. yugmavipulā,
  6. bhavipulā,
  7. ravipulā,
  8. navipulā,
  9. vipulā.

5. In Mātrāsamakaprakaraṇa—

  1. acaladhṛti,
  2. mātrāsamaka,
  3. viśloka,
  4. vānavāsikā,
  5. citrā,
  6. upacitrā,
  7. pādākulaka.

6. Others—

  1. śikhā,
  2. khajā,
  3. anaṅgakrīḍā,
  4. rucirā.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Mātrāvṛtta (मात्रावृत्त).—a metre regulated by the number of prosodial instants it contains, e. g. the Āryā.

Derivable forms: mātrāvṛttam (मात्रावृत्तम्).

Mātrāvṛtta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mātrā and vṛtta (वृत्त). See also (synonyms): mātrāchandas.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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