Andhri, Āndhrī: 2 definitions
Andhri 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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Āndhrī (आन्ध्री) refers to one of the jātis (melodic class) related to the madhyama-grāma, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 28. It is therefore also known as āndhrījāti. Jāti refers to a recognized melody-type and can be seen as a precursor to rāgas which replaced them.
According to the Nāṭyaśāstra 28.137-139, “in the āndhrī-jāti, the aṃśa (key note) consists of four notes such as, ṛṣabha, pañcama, gāndhāra and niṣāda, and similar is its apanyāsa (semi-terminal note). Its nyāsa (terminal note) is gāndhāra and the hexatonic treatment (ṣāḍava / ṣāḍavita) is free from ṣaḍja, and in it gāndhāra and ṣaḍja come together. Besides these its dhaivata and niṣāda should be amplified (bahutva) in an ascending scale, and ṣaḍja should be skipped over (alpatva, i.e., reduced) there should be no pentatonic treatment (auḍava / auḍavita) of it”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Āndhrī (आन्ध्री):—[from āndhra] f. an Andhra wife.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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