Radhadamodara, Rādhādāmodara, Radha-damodara: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Rādhādāmodara (राधादामोदर) (1675-1750 C.E.), author of Chandaḥkaustubha, a Kānyakubja Brahmin, was a follower of Caitanya. He was the disciple of Nayanānanda and preceptor of Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa. Though Rādhādāmodara does not mention about himself as a Brahmin, but his disciple Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa in his commentary on Chandaḥkaustubha describes him as such.

Rādhādamodara (author of Chandaḥkaustubha) states that the inauspicious letters, are not be used by a poet desirous of prosperity and auspiciousness at the beginning of the composition. According to him the letters ha, ja, dha, ra. gha, na, kha and bha are inauspicious, because letters ha, ja and dha respectively ruin one’s welfare, life and wealth, letter ra causes the king’s anger and letters gha, na and kha produce pain, disease and wounds to the body. The letter bha causes one’s expulsion from his own country.

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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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[«previous next»] — Radhadamodara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Rādhādāmodara (राधादामोदर) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Kṛṣṇalakṣaṇavarṇana.

2) Rādhādāmodara (राधादामोदर):—Chandaḥkaustubha.

3) Rādhādāmodara (राधादामोदर):—Vedāntasyamantaka.

4) Rādhādāmodara (राधादामोदर):—the author of the Chandaḥkaustubha was the guru of Vidyābhūṣaṇa (Chandaḥkaustubhaṭīkā).

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

Rādhādāmodara (राधादामोदर):—[=rādhā-dāmodara] [from rādhā > rādh] m. Name of various authors, [Catalogue(s)]

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Radhadamodara 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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