Vrittanamaksharasankhya, aka: Vṛttānāmakṣarasaṅkhyā, Vrittanamakshara-sankhya; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Vṛttānāmakṣarasaṅkhyā can be transliterated into English as Vrttanamaksarasankhya or Vrittanamaksharasankhya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Vṛttānāmakṣarasaṅkhyā (वृत्तानामक्षरसङ्ख्या) 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 Vṛttānāmakṣara-saṅkhyā is mentioned in the “New Catalogus Catalogorum” p. 23.

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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