Anaddha, Ānaddha, Anaddhā: 6 definitions


Anaddha means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Ānaddha (आनद्ध) is a Sanskrit word referring to “leather-covered instruments”. It is also known as Avanaddha. It is the name of one of the four groups of musical instruments (vādya).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, 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 (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Ānaddha (आनद्ध) refers to “drums and similar instruments”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 15.16.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anaddhā (अनद्धा).—ind. [na. ta.] Ved. Not truly or clearly, not certainly or definitely.

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Ānaddha (आनद्ध).—p. p.

1) Bound, tied, fastened;

2) Costive (as stomach).

-ddhaḥ 1 A drum in general.

2) Dressing, putting on clothes, ornaments &c., accoutring.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ānaddha (आनद्ध).—mfn.

(-ddhaḥ-ddhā-ddhaṃ) 1. Bound, tied. 2. Costive. n.

(-ddhaṃ) 1. A drum in general: also avanaddha. 2. Dressing, Putting on clothes or ornaments. E. āṅ, before naha to bind, and kta aff.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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