Praharshini, Praharṣiṇī: 5 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Praharṣiṇī can be transliterated into English as Praharsini or Praharshini, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Shodhganga: Mankhaka a sanskrit literary genius (natya)
Praharṣiṇī (प्रहर्षिणी) is the name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) of the Vṛtta-type (akṣarachandas: metres regulated by akṣaras, syllabes).—The metre,Praharṣiṇῑ containing thirteen syllables in each and every quarter and the gaṇas are ma, na, ja and ra. This metre is found to be employed in the Śrīkaṇṭhacarita.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
1) Praharṣiṇī (प्रहर्षिणी) refers to one of the 27 metres mentioned in the Suvṛttatilaka ascribed to Kṣemendra (11th century). The Suvṛttatilaka is a monumental work of Sanskrit prosody considered as unique in its nature. In this work Kṣemendra neither introduces any new metre nor discusses all the metres used in his time. He discusses 27 popular metres (e.g., Praharṣiṇī) which were used frequently by the poets.
2) Praharṣiṇī (प्रहर्षिणी) refers to one of the 135 metres (chandas) mentioned by Nañjuṇḍa (1794-1868 C.E.) in his Vṛttaratnāvalī. Nañjuṇḍa was a poet of both Kannada and Sanskrit literature flourished in the court of the famous Kṛṣṇarāja Woḍeyar of Mysore. He introduces the names of these metres (e.g., Praharṣiṇī) in 20 verses.
3) Praharṣiṇī (प्रहर्षिणी) refers to one of the 130 varṇavṛttas (syllabo-quantitative verse) dealt with in the second chapter of the Vṛttamuktāvalī, ascribed to Durgādatta (19th century), author of eight Sanskrit work and patronised by Hindupati: an ancient king of the Bundela tribe (presently Bundelkhand of Uttar Pradesh). A Varṇavṛtta (e.g., praharṣiṇī) refers to a type of classical Sanskrit metre depending on syllable count where the light-heavy patterns are fixed.
4) Praharṣiṇī (प्रहर्षिणी) refers to one of the 34 varṇavṛttas (syllabo-quantitative verse) dealt with in the Vṛttamaṇimañjūṣā, whose authorship could be traced (also see the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” XXXI. p. 7).
5) Praharṣiṇī (प्रहर्षिणी) refers to one of the seventy-two sama-varṇavṛtta (regular syllabo-quantitative verse) mentioned in the 334th 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 (e.g., the praharṣiṇī metre) in 8 chapters (328-335) in 101 verses in total.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
2) Name of a metre; see App. म्नो ज्रौ गस्त्रिदशयतिः प्रहर्षणीयम् (mno jrau gastridaśayatiḥ praharṣaṇīyam) V. Ratna.
See also (synonyms): praharṣaṇī.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Praharṣiṇī (प्रहर्षिणी).—f. (-ṇī) A species of the Atijagati metre.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Praharṣiṇī (प्रहर्षिणी):—[=pra-harṣiṇī] [from pra-harṣin > pra-harṣa > pra-hṛṣ] f. (cf. ṣaṇī) turmeric, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] a kind of metre, [Śrutabodha]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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Malatimadhava (study) (by Jintu Moni Dutta)
Part 6.2 - Metres Employed in the Mālatīmādhava < [Chapter 2 - Literary Study of the Mālatīmādhava]
The backdrop of the Srikanthacarita and the Mankhakosa (by Dhrubajit Sarma)
Part 4a - Chandas (1): Vṛtta type of metre (akṣarachandas) < [Chapter III - Literary Assessment Of The Śrīkaṇṭhacarita]
The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Part 1 - Use of Chandas (metres) in the Matsyapurāṇa < [Chapter 2 - Literary aspect of the Matsyapurāṇa]
Śrī Kṛṣṇa-karṇāmṛtam (by Śrīla Bilvamaṅgala Ṭhākura)