Suvrittatilaka, Suvṛttatilaka, Suvritta-tilaka: 3 definitions

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Suvrittatilaka 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 Suvṛttatilaka can be transliterated into English as Suvrttatilaka or Suvrittatilaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Suvṛttatilaka (सुवृत्ततिलक) is the name of a work ascribed to Kṣemendra (11th century): one among the Kashmiri scholars who glorified the legacy of rhetorics with a new interpretation of the soul of poetry (aucitya). A total number of 38 works (viz., Suvṛtta-tilaka) have been recorded in the “New Catalogus Catalogorum”, which are composed by Kṣemendra. He is not only a poetician but also a scholar of high repute.

The Suvrittatilaka is a monumental work of Sanskrit prosody is a precious gift of Kṣemendra to Sanskrit Literature. It is considered as unique in its nature. In this work Kṣemendra neither introduces any new metre nor discusses all the metres used in his time. He discusses 27 popular metres which were used frequently by the poets. For the first time in the history of prosody he introduces the doṣa and guṇa of metres and their applications. While discussing on doṣas he finds faults with the poems of great poets like Kālidāsa, Bhavabhūti and even his own in the context of metrical composition.

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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 (S) next»] — Suvrittatilaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Suvṛttatilaka (सुवृत्ततिलक):—[=su-vṛtta-tilaka] [from su-vṛtta > su > su-yaj] m. or n. Name of [work] on metres.

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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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