Tarangaka, Taraṅgaka: 1 definition


Tarangaka 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)

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Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)

1) Taraṅgaka (तरङ्गक) is the name of a catuṣpadi metre (as popularly employed by the Apabhraṃśa bards), as discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Taraṅgaka has 20 mātrās in each of its four lines, divided into the groups of [SII], [SII], [SII], [SII] and [SS] mātrās.

2) Taraṅgaka (तरङ्गक) [?] also refers to a catuṣpadi metre having 21 mātrās in each of its four lines and having three varieties obtained by substituting a 3 for the last 4, in Samamarkuṭaka, Narkuṭaka and Māgadhanarkuṭī.

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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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