Yashavanta, Yaśavanta, Yasavanta: 2 definitions
Yashavanta means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Yaśavanta can be transliterated into English as Yasavanta or Yashavanta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
Yaśavanta (यशवन्त), author of the Vṛttadyumaṇi, is the son of Gaṅgādhara of Viṣṇuvṛddha family. His father was very famous. Yaśavanta mentions about his family and name of his father in Vṛttadyumaṇi that his father Gaṅgādhara otherwise known as Aparādddha Candracūḍa, born in the family of Viṣṇuvṛddha Muni. Yaśovanta, who took birth by the blessing of the lotus feet of Lord, now composes the text Vṛttadyumaṇi of the metres and adds examples for the same. He also ascribes himself as the servant of Lord Viṣṇu (Śrīpati).
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
See Yasava (1).
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
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