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Śyāmāyana, aka: Shyamayana; 2 Definition(s)

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Śyāmāyana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Śyāmāyana can be transliterated into English as Shyamayana or Syamayana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purāṇa

Śyāmāyana (श्यामायन).—Of Kauśika gotra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 66. 72; Matsya-purāṇa 196. 46; 198. 4.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Śyāmāyana (श्यामायन) is the Sanskrit name of one of Bharata’s sons, mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.26-33. After Brahmā created the Nāṭyaveda (nāṭyaśāstra), he ordered Bharata to teach the science to his (one hundred) sons. Bharata thus learned the Nāṭyaveda from Brahmā, and then made his sons study and learn its proper application. After their study, Bharata assigned his sons (eg., Śyāmāyana) various roles suitable to them.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

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Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).

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