Anaddhavadya, aka: Ānaddhavādya, Anaddha-vadya; 1 Definition(s)


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Ānaddhavādya (आनद्धवाद्य) refers to a “musical instruments” representing the Vitata (percussion) that existed in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—The Nīlamata says that the land of Kaśmīra was thronged with ever-sportive and joyful people enjoying continuous festivities. Living amidst scenes of sylvan beauty they played, danced and sang to express their joys, to mitigate their pains, to please their gods and to appease their demons.

Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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