Rishabhagajavilasita, Rishabha-gajavilasita, Ṛṣabhagajavilasita, Rishabhagaja-vilasita: 3 definitions

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Rishabhagajavilasita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Ṛṣabhagajavilasita can be transliterated into English as Rsabhagajavilasita or Rishabhagajavilasita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Ṛṣabhagajavilasita (ऋषभगजविलसित) is another name for Gajavilasita, which refers to a type of syllabic metre (vṛtta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 16. In this metre, the first, the fourth, the sixth and the sixteenth syllables of a foot (pāda) are heavy (guru), while the rest of the syllables are light (laghu).

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Ṛṣabhagajavilasita  falls in the Aṣṭi class of chandas (rhythm-type), which implies that verses constructed with this metre have four pādas (‘foot’ or ‘quarter-verse’) containing sixteen syllables each.

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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).

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

1) Ṛṣabhagajavilasita (ऋषभगजविलसित) is the alternative name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) mentioned by Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.) in his auto-commentary on the second chapter of the Chandonuśāsana. Ṛṣabhagajavilasita corresponds to Mattagaja-vilasita (according to Barata). Hemacandra gives these alternative names for the metres by other authorities (like Bharata), even though the number of gaṇas or letters do not differ.

2) Ṛṣabhagajavilasita (ऋषभगजविलसित) 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 (eg., the ṛṣabhagaja-vilasita 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-English dictionary

[«previous (R) next»] — Rishabhagajavilasita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ṛṣabhagajavilasita (ऋषभगजविलसित):—[=ṛṣabha-gajavilasita] [from ṛṣabha > ṛṣ] n. Name of a metre.

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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. 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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