Naradapurana, aka: Nāradapurāṇa, Narada-purana; 2 Definition(s)


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Nāradapurāṇa (नारदपुराण).—One among the mahāpurāṇas comprising 25000 ślokas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 7. 23; 13. 5.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Nāradapurāṇa (नारदपुराण) is one among the 18 mahāpurāṇas of Indian tradition. It describes the magnificent of god-sage Nārada in particular and ancient history in General. This purāṇa deals with the science of prosody in its 57th chapter. It summarizes the whole prosody in 21 verses. The description is in the form of conversation between sage Sanandana and Nārada.

At first the Nāradapurāṇa gives the division of metres, and then describes the name of the gaṇas, trikas for varṇavṛtta as well as gaṇas for mātrā vṛttas. The nature of pāda, definition of sama-ardhasama-viṣama-vṛttas, daṇḍaka metres are also described here. The purāṇa also highlights the names of the 26 Vedic metres and deals with the methods of prastāra and other pratyayas of prosody.

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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