Vrittabindu, Vṛttabindu, Vritta-bindu: 1 definition
Vrittabindu 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 Vṛttabindu can be transliterated into English as Vrttabindu or Vrittabindu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
Vṛttabindu (वृत्तबिन्दु) is the name of the first chapter of the Mandāramarandacampū: a work on Sanskrit prosody asribed to (Kṛṣṇāvadhūta) (1835-1909 C.E.) who was well-versed in advaita, dvaita and viśiṣṭādvaita philosophies. The Mandāramarandacampū is a poetic testimony in the form of a campū, which covers important aspects of the Sanskrit poetics divided into 11 chapters.
The characteristics of metres are discussed in the first chapter i.e. Vṛttabindu. It is divided into 10 sub-divisions viz.
- triṃśanmātrā-prakaraṇa (mātrāsama-prakaraṇa),
Kṛṣṇāvadhūta describes characteristics of 204 metres of above categories with examples of some metres.
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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