Vrittacandrodaya, Vṛttacandrodaya, Vritta-candrodaya: 3 definitions

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Vrittacandrodaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Vṛttacandrodaya can be transliterated into English as Vrttacandrodaya or Vrittacandrodaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Vrittachandrodaya.

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Vṛttacandrodaya (वृत्तचन्द्रोदय) is the name of a commentary (on Chandaśśāstra of Piṅgala) on the topic of Prosody ascribed to Bhāskararāya (C. 1685-1775 C.E.), a polymath of who composed around forty works covering the subjects of vedānta, mīmāṃsā, vyākaraṇa, nyāya, prosody, kāvya, smṛti, mantraśāstra, Vedic literature. Also see the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” XVII. pp. 133-135.

Some catalogues consider Vṛttacandrodaya as an independent work, while for some, it is a commentary on Chandaśśāstra of Piṅgala. But it is clear from the colophon of the work that it is an independent work and not a commentary. The work is composed, when the author was fifty years of age i.e. 1735 C.E. (discussed above). Bhāskara praises the Brahman in the invocatory verse of the Vṛttacandrodaya. He says: the brahma, who is the combination of Śiva and Śakti is also trimūrtyātmaka. He also ascribe the first sūtra of Chandaśśāstra i.e. dhīśrīstrī to aṣṭamūrti śiva. He also praises Lord Śiva and the gurus, who have given the knowledge to him, in that verse.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Vṛttacandrodaya (वृत्तचन्द्रोदय) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—by Bhāskarādhvarin. K. 94. Ben. 32 (Bhāskararāya). Proceed. Asb. 1869, 134.

2) Vṛttacandrodaya (वृत्तचन्द्रोदय):—metrics by Bhāskararāya. As p. 179 (2 Mss. one inc.).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vṛttacandrodaya (वृत्तचन्द्रोदय):—[=vṛtta-candrodaya] [from vṛtta > vṛt] m. Name of [work]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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