Mattamadhukari, Mattamadhukarī, Matta-madhukari: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume II: Apabhramsa metres (1)

Mattamadhukarī (मत्तमधुकरी) refers to a variety of Mātrā: the only metre consisting of five lines, as discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Mātrā seems to be a very old Apabhraṃśa metre since it was known to Virahāṅka (see Vṛttajātisamuccaya) who describes four different varieties [...]. Hemacandra’s normal mātrā contains 16 mātrās in the odd lines and 12 mātrās in the even ones. He gives five more varieties [viz., Mattamadhukarī] derived from mātrā but does not reckon them as the divisions of it. The uneven lines of these contain 14, 16 or 17 mātrās, while the even ones have either 11, 12 or 13 mātrās.

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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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