Ramapanivada, Rāmapāṇivāda: 1 definition

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Rāmapāṇivāda (रामपाणिवाद) (18th Century) was a scholar of multi discipline, who flourished in Kerala in the 18th Century. He was a prolific writer both in Sanskrit and Prakrit. He was a resident of Killikkuriśśimaṅgala and nephew of Rāghava, who was also an erudite scholar. He received the patronage of many kings and chieftains. Some scholars like Ullur and others identify Rāmapāṇivāda as the famous Malayalam poet Kuñcan Nampyār, but this identification is refuted profusely by Raja, where he ascribes Rāmapāṇivāda as the senior contemporary of Kuñcan Nambiyār.

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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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