Narayana-bhatta, Nārāyaṇa-bhaṭṭa, Narayanabhatta: 2 definitions

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In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Nārāyaṇa-bhaṭṭa (नारायण-भट्ट) or Nārāyaṇabhaṭṭa (born 1513 C.E.), author of Vṛttaratnāvali was also the celebrated authority on Dharmaśāstra, who resided in Benares in 16th Century. Not only he, but also his entire family were dedicated to the study of Dharmaśāstra and composed works in this field. Our author Nārāyaṇa Bhaṭṭa, in addition to his contribution to dharmaśāstra, is also an authority on prosody and Alaṅkāra. His works provide a new vista in the study of tradition of Dharmaśāstra.

Nārāyaṇa Bhaṭṭa hails from the famous Bhaṭṭa family of Benares, who were migrated from Maharashtra. In this regard Kane says that “Nārāyaṇa Bhaṭṭa’s father Rāmeśvara Bhaṭṭa whose gotra was Viśvāmitra, migrated from Pratiṣṭhāna (Paithan) in Deccan to Benares”. He is also the ancestor of famous authorities like Kamalākara Bhaṭṭa, Gāgā Bhaṭṭa (Viśvanātha), Dinakara Bhaṭṭa et.al. It is said that he rebuilt the famous Viśvanātha temple in Benares. For the scholarship Nārāyaṇa Bhaṭṭa was honored with the title ‘Jagadguru’.

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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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India history and geogprahy

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Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Nārāyaṇabhaṭṭa (fl. 1049 AD), the son of Govardhanabhaṭṭa, is mentioned in the “Ṭhāṇā plates of Mummuṇirāja”. Accordingly, Nārāyaṇabhaṭṭa is mentioned amongst fourteen Brāhmaṇas living together, hailing from Karahāṭaka (Karahāṭa), as receiving a gift of several villages. He is associated with the Gārgya gotra (clan)

These copper plates (mentioning Nārāyaṇabhaṭṭa ) were discovered in 1956 while digging the ground between the Church and the District Office at Ṭhāṇā, the chief town of the Ṭhāṇā District in Mahārāṣṭra. Its object is to record the grant, by the Śilāhāra Mummuṇirāja, of some villages and lands to learned Brāhmaṇas on the occasion of the lunar eclipse on the fifteenth tithi of the bright fortnight of Phālguna in the Śaka year 970, the cyclic year being Sarvadhārin.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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