Vrittagajendramoksha, aka: Vritta-gajendramoksha, Vṛttagajendramokṣa; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Vṛttagajendramokṣa can be transliterated into English as Vrttagajendramoksa or Vrittagajendramoksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Vṛttagajendramokṣa (वृत्तगजेन्द्रमोक्ष) is the name of a work ascribed to Vāsudeva (18th century): author of Vṛttagajendramokṣa identified with Vāsudeva of the famous Yamaka poem Yudhiṣṭhiravijaya. The Vṛttagajendramokṣa is a metrical composition as it is conspicuous from its title. It is composed by Vāsudeva as a supplement to Vṛttaratnākara of Kedāra Bhaṭṭa and illustration with the Gajendramokṣa of Bhāgavata. It may be noted that Vāsudeva adopted the name and nature of most of the metres from Vṛttaratnākara but the subject matter from Bhāgavatamahāpuraṇa. He has presented it in his own poetic style illustrating the story of Gajendramokṣa in 175 verses composed in 170 metres.

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
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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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