Mattakokila, Matta-kokila: 3 definitions
Mattakokila means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)
Mattakokila (मत्तकोकिल) is the name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) defined by Bharata, to which Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.) assigned the alternative name of Priyaṃvadā in his auto-commentary on the second chapter of the Chandonuśāsana. Hemacandra gives these alternative names for the metres by other authorities (like Bharata), even though the number of gaṇas or letters do not differ.
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.
Gitashastra (science of music)
Mattakokila (मत्तकोकिल) refers to one of the Forty-nine kinds of Tānas (in Indian music), according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—Tāna refers to “that which spreads” (being dependent on mūrcchanā), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra. In the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, only forty nine kinds of tānas are accepted under three grāmas viz., madhyama, ṣaḍja and gāndhāra. The madhyamagrāma contains twenty tānas [e.g., mattakokila].
Gitashastra (गीतशास्त्र, gītaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of Music (gita or samgita), which is traditionally divided in Vocal music, Instrumental music and Dance (under the jurisdiction of music). The different elements and technical terms are explained in a wide range of (often Sanskrit) literature.
Languages of India and abroad
Mattakōkila (ಮತ್ತಕೋಕಿಲ):—[noun] (pros.) a metrical verse having in all its four lines, four groups of three syllables ( uuu, -uu, u-u, -u-).
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Kokila, Matta.
Full-text: Priyamvada, Tana.
Search found 3 books and stories containing Mattakokila, Matta-kokila, Mattakōkila, Matta-kōkila; (plurals include: Mattakokilas, kokilas, Mattakōkilas, kōkilas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 61 - A dissertation on Music < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)
Chapter 26 - The Superintendent of Slaughter-house < [Book 2 - The duties of Government Superintendents]
Chapter 20 - Duty towards the Harem < [Book 1 - Concerning Discipline]
Vishnudharmottara Purana (Art and Architecture) (by Bhagyashree Sarma)
3. Vocal Music (Gīta) < [Chapter 2 - Music]