Paddhatika, Paddhaṭikā: 1 definition

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Paddhatika 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

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Google Books: Indian Kāvya Literature

Paddhaṭikā or Paddhaḍiā is the Apabhraṃśa form of the Skandhaka or Āryāgīti, is in fact the main narrative metre used by Svayambhū in his epics, the metre of the ‘eight rhymes’ (occasionally more of fewer) of the majority of kaḍavakas. It appears that Svayambhū uses the term paddhaṭikā for the main part of a kaḍavaka (which is usually ‘eight rhymes’) as well as for the metre commonly used for it (see for example Chandolakṣaṇa pp. 98-9, a set of eight rhymes printed as four verses). More often than not the ‘rhymes’ or paddhaṭikās (in the sense of the main part or body of a kaḍavaka) also are in a single metre throughout a sandhi, different from that of its refrains.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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