Pravrittakavritta, aka: Pravṛttakavṛtta, Pravrittaka-vritta; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Pravṛttakavṛtta can be transliterated into English as Pravrttakavrtta or Pravrittakavritta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Pravṛttakavṛtta (प्रवृत्तकवृत्त) 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.

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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