Vrittamuktavali, aka: Vṛttamuktāvali, Vritta-muktavali, Vṛttamuktāvalī, Vrittamukta-vali; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Vṛttamuktāvali and Vṛttamuktāvalī can be transliterated into English as Vrttamuktavali or Vrittamuktavali, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[Vrittamuktavali in Chandas glossaries]

1) Vṛttamuktāvali (वृत्तमुक्तावलि) by Harivyāsamiśra (C. 1574 C.E.) is divided into four chapters namely 1. samavṛttamuktāvalī, 2. ardhasamamuktāvalī, 3. āryāprakaraṇa and gathāprakaraṇa, and 4. vaitālīyaprakaraṇa. The text contains 120 verses. Out of these 120 verses, the first chapter contains 97 verses, the second 11 verses, the third 6 & 3 verses for āryā and gāthā respectively and finally the fourth 3 verses. The text deals with all the aspects of metres in crisp.

2) Vṛttamuktāvali (वृत्तमुक्तावलि) is the name of a work ascribed to Śrī Kṛṣṇabhaṭṭa Kavikalānidhi (C. 1669-1744 C.E.), son of son of Lakṣmaṇa, hailing from Gautamagotra. He is the author of seven Sanskrit works and thirteen works in Vrajabhāṣā. The Vṛttamuktāvalī is divided into three chapters called gumphas. The first gumpha deals with the nature and divisions of the Vedic metres, their definitions and examples. The second chapter discusses at length the gāthās of Prākṛta and Vrajabhāṣā metres; giving their definitions and illustrations in Sanskrit. The third chapter deals with the classical Sanskrit metres and the daṇḍakas.

3) Vṛttamuktāvali (वृत्तमुक्तावलि) is the name of a work ascribed to Durgādatta (19th century), eight works in Sanskrit, and belongs to Mithilā as Maithila is prefixed to his name. In this metrical composition, Durgādatta praises the feet of Lord Govinda, who resides on the banks of Kālindī river in the invocatory verse. The purpose of comparing Vṛttamuktāvalī with gold is that the poet wants to highlight his text as a gem, for which the name of the text is given as Vṛttamuktāvalī. He also says that this work will touch the heart of king Hindupati. He also addresses Piṅgala with the suffix of serpent (pannaga) and refers to him as the developer of kalā namely mātrā (i.e. chandośśāstra).

The Vṛttamuktāvalī is divided into three chapters. Of the three chapters namely prayāsa, the first deals with prastāras, etc.; the second with mātrāvṛttas; the third with varṇavṛttas.

4) Vṛttamuktāvalī (वृत्तमुक्तावली) 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-muktāvalī is mentioned in the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” XXXI. p. 8.

5) Vṛttamuktāvalī (वृत्तमुक्तावली) is the name of a work ascribed to Gaṅgādāsa, son of Gopāladāsa related to the topics of Sanskrit prosody (chandas) but having an unknown period of composition.

6) Vṛttamuktāvalī (वृत्तमुक्तावली) is the name of a work ascribed to Mallāri Vidvatkavi, son of Yajñabhaṭṭa, which has an auto commentary named Tarala (The text is different from the work of Durgādatta with the same title). Mallāri starts the commentary by praising metres like āryā and vaitālīya. Bowing down to the one (Kṛṣṇa) whose wife is Āryā and whose nature is vaitāla (a grat dancer), Mallāri composes elaborately the commentary Tarala on Vṛttamuktāvali. related to the topics of Sanskrit prosody (chandas) but having an unknown period of composition.

7) Vṛttamuktāvalī (वृत्तमुक्तावली) is the name of a work ascribed to Hariśaṅkara of Gauḍavaṃśa. Hariśaṅkara starts the text by praising Lord Śiva. He deals only with popular Sanskrit metres in this text. He describes the characteristics of the metres, in which he mentions the name of the metre. related to the topics of Sanskrit prosody (chandas) but having an unknown period of composition.

(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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