Vanamalini, Vanamālinī, Vana-malini: 3 definitions
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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
Vanamālinī (वनमालिनी) refers to one of the 135 metres (chandas) mentioned by Nañjuṇḍa (1794-1868 C.E.) in his Vṛttaratnāvalī. Nañjuṇḍa was a poet of both Kannada and Sanskrit literature flourished in the court of the famous Kṛṣṇarāja Woḍeyar of Mysore. He introduces the names of these metres (e.g., Vanamālinī) in 20 verses.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vanamālinī (वनमालिनी).—Name of the town of Dvārakā.
Vanamālinī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vana and mālinī (मालिनी).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Vanamālinī (वनमालिनी):—[=vana-mālinī] [from vana-mālin > vana > van] f. Dioscorea or = varāhī ([probably] a kind of plant, accord. to others, ‘the female energy of Kṛṣṇa’), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of the town Dvārakā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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