Udgathaka, Udgāthaka: 1 definition


Udgathaka 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)

Udgāthaka (उद्गाथक) or Saṃdohaka is a derivative of Dohā, both metres discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—The Kavidarpaṇa (being intended to be a practical guide to the poet), mentions only 9 Antarasama-catuṣpadis [viz., Dohaka].—At AM. para 23, we have noticed the Dohā and four of its derivatives namely the Cūlikā, the Upacūlikā, the Udgāthaka or Saṃdohaka, and the Soraṭṭha.

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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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