Shrutabodha, aka: Śrutabodha, Shruta-bodha; 1 Definition(s)

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Shrutabodha 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 Śrutabodha can be transliterated into English as Srutabodha or Shrutabodha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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1) Śrutabodha (श्रुतबोध) by Kālidāsa (C. 12th-15th century) is the name of an anonymous commentary on the Vṛttaratnākara of Kedārabhaṭṭa (C. 950-1050 C.E.), The Śrutabodha is a small pamphlet of 43 verses describing introductory ones, important metres of Sanskrit commonly used by poets. Out of the total 43 verses three verses are, and rest 40 verses are illustrating the various metres. Around 30 commentaries of Śrutabodha are recorded in “New Catalogus Catalogorum”, which proves its popularity. Out of these 30, four are anonymous commentaries and rest commented by specific commentators.

2) Śrutabodha (श्रुतबोध) is the name of a work ascribed to Ajitasenācārya related to the topics of Sanskrit prosody (chandas) but having an unknown period of composition.

2) Ajitasenācārya has composed an auto commentary namely Subodha on the Śrutabodha. This is different from that of same name composed by Kālidāsa.

3) Śrutabodha (श्रुतबोध) is the name of a work ascribed to Kāśīnātha related to the topics of Sanskrit prosody (chandas) but having an unknown period of composition.

3) The Śrutabodha has an anonymous commentary. The identification of the author is not available.

4) Śrutabodha (श्रुतबोध) is the name of a work ascribed to Rāmacandra Sūri related to the topics of Sanskrit prosody (chandas) but having an unknown period of composition.

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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