Vrittamauktika, Vṛttamauktika, Vritta-mauktika: 2 definitions

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Vrittamauktika 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 Vṛttamauktika can be transliterated into English as Vrttamauktika or Vrittamauktika, 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

1) Vṛttamauktika (वृत्तमौक्तिक) by Lakṣmīnātha-bhaṭṭa (C. 1600 C.E.) was started by his son Candraśekhara (17th century) and completed by himself. Though some catalogues mention it as a commentary on Prākṛtapiṅgala, some give credit to it as a composition on the text, because it is composed in metrical paraphrase354. The details about the work will be discussed under Candraśekhara.

1) Candraśekhara, author of the Vṛttamauktika, introduces the doṣas of Sanskrit Prosody. This is a peculiar interpretation of Vṛttamauktika in the study of Sanskrit metrics, where a chapter (11th) explains doṣas being named as doṣaprakaraṇa. He has observed nine doṣas based on the context of the subject matter, the style, the rasa and other aspects of the composition. They are: amaitrī, niranuprāsa, kalāhatiḥ, ayuktavarṇana, hataucitya, viparītayuta, viśṛṅkhala, skhalattāla.

2) Vṛttamauktika (वृत्तमौक्तिक) is the name of a text dealing with Sanskrit prosody (chandas) for which no authorship could be traced. Usually the authors mention their names, parentage etc. in the colophon of their works. But there are certain works in which, the author leaves no impression of his identity. The Vṛtta-mauktika is mentioned in the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” XXXI. p. 9.

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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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