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छन्दःप्रवेशः - वृत्तरत्नाकराध्ययनद्वारा

An Entry into Chandas through Vritta Ratnakara

Most classical works in Sanskrit are in verse format. There is science behind these verse-constructions, understanding which, would aid in effective understanding of verses in any text. The Vrittaratnakara is one of the most popular treatises on Sanskrit prosody. It is divided into six chapters totaling 136 verses. In this course, we will be learning the third chapter of Vrittaratnakara that deals with Samavritta (each quarter of the metre having equal number of akshara-s). Along with the lakshana of each vritta, we will learn interesting verses to which we shall apply the lakshanas.

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About the Course

What will you gain from this course? (Key Benefits / Learning Outcomes)

  • Basics of Sanskrit prosody along with technical terms.
  • Different types of meters used in Classical Sanskrit.
  • Different varieties of samavrittas - their definitions with examples. 

What are the materials/support you get? 

  • Live, interactive learning sessions with opportunities to raise your doubts and get them clarified directly from the teacher through email.
  • Anytime access to recordings of both Video and Audio for repeated listening or catching up with missed portions.
  • Presentations used for the classes in PDF format.
  • Illustrated notes for easy understanding, marking different gaṇas in the verses.

What are the prerequisites to get the best out of this course? (Eligibility)

  • Understanding basic spoken Sanskrit.
  • Exposure to classical Sanskrit poetry.

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The "Vrittaratnakara" is a popular 11th century text in the field of Sanskrit poetics. It focuses on the rules and techniques of composing poetry. The word "Vrittaratnakara" means "The Ocean of Prosody." The text delves into various aspects of poetic composition, including Alankaras, Chandas, Rasa, and Doshas in detail. The "Vrittaratnakara" is highly respected for its comprehensive treatment of these aspects of poetry and language. It has been a valuable resource for poets, scholars, and students of Sanskrit literature for centuries. It continues to be studied and referenced in the fields of Indian aesthetics, literature, and linguistics.

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