Tagana, Tagaṇa: 1 definition



Tagana 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.

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Tagaṇa (तगण) refers to one of the eight gaṇas used in Sanskrit metrics (chandas) with which Nañjuṇḍa associated the following:

Gaṇapratīka: Antyalaghu;
Devatā: Vyomeśa (Ākāśa);
Svara: Niṣāda;
Varṇa: Mecaka;
Gotra: Bhārgava;
Rasa: Śānta;
Phala: Śūnya;
Nakṣatra: -;
Yoni: Aja;
Rāśi: Karkaṭa;
Gaṇa: Devatā;
Kheṭa: Candra;
Yāma: Pañcama;
Vāsa: Sureśadiś (Sureśadik);
Kula: Vipra;

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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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