Pushpitagra, Puṣpitāgrā, Pushpita-agra: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Puṣpitāgrā can be transliterated into English as Puspitagra or Pushpitagra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Puṣpitāgrā (पुष्पिताग्रा) refers to a type of syllabic metre (vṛtta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 16. In this metre, the first and the third pāda (feet) consist of na (LLL), na (LLL), ra (GLG), ya (LGG), while the second and the fourth pāda consist of na (LLL), ja (LGL), ja (LGL), ra (GLG), ga (G).


In the above description, G stands for guru (‘heavy syllable’) while L stands for laghu (‘light syllable’).

Source: Shodhganga: Mankhaka a sanskrit literary genius (natya)

Puṣpitāgrā (पुष्पिताग्रा) is the name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) of the Vṛtta-type (akṣarachandas: metres regulated by akṣaras, syllabes) subclass Ardhasamavṛtta.—The metre, Puṣpitāgrā contains the gaṇas na, na, ra and ya in the first and third quarter and na, ja, ja, ra in the second and fourth quarter. This metre is found to be employed in the Śrīkaṇṭhacarita.

Natyashastra book cover
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Pushpitagra in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

1) Puṣpitāgrā (पुष्पिताग्रा) 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., puṣpitāgrā) refers to a type of classical Sanskrit metre depending on syllable count where the light-heavy patterns are fixed.

2) Puṣpitāgrā (पुष्पिताग्रा) refers to one of the twelve ardhasama-varṇavṛtta (semi-regular syllabo-quantitative verse) mentioned in the 333rd 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 puṣpitāgrā metre) in 8 chapters (328-335) in 101 verses in total.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pushpitagra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Puṣpitāgrā (पुष्पिताग्रा).—Name of a metre; see App.II.

Puṣpitāgrā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puṣpita and agrā (अग्रा).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṣpitāgrā (पुष्पिताग्रा).—f.

(-grā) A form of metre, a mixed kind and a variety of the Aupach'handasika; the line consisting of four or six short syllables, a pyrrhic or a dactyl, two trochees and a spondee.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Puṣpitāgra (पुष्पिताग्र).—[adjective] flower-pointed; [feminine] ā [Name] of a metre.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Puṣpitāgra (पुष्पिताग्र):—[from puṣpita > puṣ] mfn. covered at the extremities with flowers or blossoms, [Mahābhārata; Gīta-govinda]

2) Puṣpitāgrā (पुष्पिताग्रा):—[from puṣpitāgra > puṣpita > puṣ] f. Name of a metre.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pushpitagra in German

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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 (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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pushpitagra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Puṣpitāgra (ಪುಷ್ಪಿತಾಗ್ರ):—[noun] (pros.) a verse of four lines of which the first and third have four groups of three syllables (uuu, uuu, -u-, u—) and the second and forth have four groups of three syllables each followed by a long syllable (uuu, u-u, u-u, u-u, -u-, -).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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