Vrittamanimanjusha, Vṛttamaṇimañjūṣā, Vrittamani-manjusha: 1 definition


Vrittamanimanjusha 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 Vṛttamaṇimañjūṣā can be transliterated into English as Vrttamanimanjusa or Vrittamanimanjusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Vṛttamaṇimañjūṣā (वृत्तमणिमञ्जूषा) is the name of a text dealing with Sanskrit prosody (chandas) for which no authorship could be traced (also see the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” XXXI. p. 7). The Vṛttamaṇimañjūṣā is an anonymous text dealing mainly with guru, laghu and yati of certain metres. The text in 42 verses, illustrates different metres in 38 verses after introducing the purpose of the text in 4 verses. Out of these 38 verses, the definition of āryā, gīti and upagīti metres are described in three verses. The other verses describe the definitions dealing mainly with guru, laghu and yati.

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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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