- Nandi Chandornava (ನಂದಿಛಂದೋರ್ಣವ)
- nandi CandOrNava
- 19th Century (1846 A.D.)
- Nandi Chandornava is a short treatise on prosody written by a
scholar who was well versed in Telugu as well as Kannada. His fore fathers
were based in ‘darUru, and ‘viDapalUru’ villages in South Karnataka. This
Veerashaiva scholar draws a lot of material from the earlier work ‘Kavijihvabandhana’
by Ishvara Kavi. This work contains three chapters constituting 191 poems.
Many poems are composed in the meter which they are defining. This
practice of the definition itself being an illustration is called,
‘lakshyalakshaNa samanvaya’. In addition to the routine material provided
in any text book of Kannada prosody, ‘Nandi Chandornava delineates Telugu
prosodic forms such as ‘tETa gIti’, ‘vaDi sIsa’ and “ATavaladi’. These are
very important because of their Dravidian ancestry. Of course Veerabhadra
does not lag behind others in ascribing astrological signs and
characteristics to metrical forms. He continues the tradition and offers
some additional information that could be of some use for a more detailed
probing of Dravidian elements in Kannada prosody.
- ‘Kannada Chandasamputa’, Ed. by L.Basavaraju, 1974, Geetha
- Editorial History
- ‘Ocean of Prosody’ inspired by Nandi, a teacher of the author.
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