Pracyavritti, aka: Prācyavṛtti, Pracya-vritti; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Prācyavṛtti can be transliterated into English as Pracyavrtti or Pracyavritti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Prachyavritti.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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1) Prācyavṛtti (प्राच्यवृत्ति) is a type of mātrāvṛtta (quantitative verse) described in the Vaitālīyaprakaraṇa section of the second chapter of Kedārabhaṭṭa’s Vṛttaratnākara. The Vṛttaratnākara is considered as most popular work in Sanskrit prosody, because of its rich and number of commentaries. Kedārabhaṭṭa (C. 950-1050 C.E.) was a celebrated author in Sanskrit prosody.

2) Prācyavṛtti (प्राच्यवृत्ति) refers to one of the thirty mātrāvṛtta (quantitative verse) mentioned in the 331st chapter of the Agnipurāṇa. The Agnipurāṇa deals with various subjects viz. literature, poetics, grammar, architecture in its 383 chapters and deals with the entire science of prosody (eg., the prācya-vṛtti metre) in 8 chapters (328-335) in 101 verses in total.

3) Prācyavṛtti (प्राच्यवृत्ति) refers to one of the thirty-four mātrāvṛtta (quantitative verse) mentioned in the Garuḍapurāṇa. The Garuḍapurāṇa also deals with the science of prosody (eg., the prācya-vṛtti) in its six chapters 207-212. The chapters comprise 5, 18, 41, 7 and 9 verses respectively.

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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Prācyavṛtti (प्राच्यवृत्ति).—a kind of metre.

Derivable forms: prācyavṛttiḥ (प्राच्यवृत्तिः).

Prācyavṛtti is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prācya and vṛtti (वृत्ति).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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