Nanjunda, Nañjuṇḍa: 1 definition

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Nanjunda 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.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Nañjuṇḍa (नञ्जुण्ड) (1794-1868 C.E.), a poet of both Kannada and Sanskrit literature flourished in the court of the famous Kṛṣṇarāja Woḍeyar of Mysore and received his patronage throughout his life. As a result, most of his works are dedicated to his patron Kṛṣṇarāja. His father was Devarasa and mother Naṅjāmbikā. He was named as Nañjuṇḍa according to his mother’s name. He also says that he belongs to the famous Vīraśaiva sect, which is very famous. He introduces himself as a Sārasvata devotee, when he describes the valor of king Kṛṣṇarāja in this text. He praises his family preceptor (kulaguru) Reṇukācārya as an exponent of Śaivism.

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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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