Alapinishruti, aka: Ālāpinīśruti, Alapini-shruti; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Ālāpinīśruti can be transliterated into English as Alapinisruti or Alapinishruti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

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Ālāpinīśruti (आलापिनीश्रुति) is another name for ālāpinī: one of the twenty-two śrutis (pitches) used in Indian music.—Illustration of Ālāpinī-śruti according to 15th century art:—The colour of her body is yellow. She holds a vīṇā in both hands. The colour of her bodice is blue. Her scarf is red and green with a black design. Her lower garment is green with a black design. She is well ornamented.

The illustrations (of, for example Ālāpinīśruti) are found scattered throughout ancient Jain manuscripts from Gujarat. The descriptions of these illustrations of this citrāvalī are based on the ślokas of Vācanācārya Gaṇi Sudhākalaśa’s Saṅgītopaniṣatsāroddhāra (14th century) and Śārṅgadeva’s Saṅgītaratnākara (13th century).

Source: Illustrations of Indian Music and Dance in Western Indian Style
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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