Anubandha; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

1) Anubandha (अनुबन्ध, “continuity”) or “coherence” represents one of six “elements of diction” (aṅga). According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 19, these six elements of diction are part of the ‘vocal representation’ (vācika), which is used in communicating the meaning of the drama and calling forth the sentiment (rasa). The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.

Anubandha refers to the absence of separation between words (or not taking breath while uttering them). Anubandha can be used in the Heroic, the Furious and the Marvellous Sentiment.

2) Anubandha (अनुबन्ध) refers to one of the four kinds of karaṇa (production), ābiddha (breaking up) and vyañjana (indication), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 29. Karaṇa, Ābiddha and Vyañjana represents classes of dhātu (stroke), which relate to different aspects of strokes in playing stringed instruments (tata).

According to the Nāṭyaśāstra,

“the karaṇa-dhātus (eg., anubandha) will consist respectively of three, five, seven and nine light strokes, and the being combined and all ending in a heavy stroke”.

“the ābiddha-dhātus (eg., anubandha) will consist respectively of two, three, four and nine strokes made gradually and slowly, and a combination of these”.

“the vyañjana-dhātu named anubandha is one irregular combination (lit. breaking up and combination) of all these and it relates to all the dhātus”.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Anubandha (अनुबन्ध, “continuation”).—One or more Segment (sandhi) should be attached to the Episode (patākā). As these serve the purpose of the Principal Plot (ādhikārika) they are called Continuation (anubandha).

(Source): Natya Shastra
Nāṭyaśāstra book cover
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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).

Vyākaraṇa (Sanskrit grammar)

Anubandha (अनुबन्ध) is a letter that is attached to a stem (prakṛti), affix (pratyaya), augment (āgama) or a substitute (ādeśa) to indicate the occurrence of some special grammatical functions such as ‘vikaraṇa’, ‘āgama’, ‘guṇa’ or ‘vṛddhi’, ‘accent’ etc., but which, when the finished word (pada) is ready or formed, is no longer extant and is dropped in consonance with the designation ‘it’ given to it.

The Nyāyakośa says that an anubandha is the name given to a letter (or a group of letters) that is attached to prakṛti, pratyaya, etc. to indicate the occurrence of certain grammatical operations such as substitution by the guṇa or vṛddhi, their prevention, accentuation, etc. in the base to which they are applied, but is not allowed to form a part of the word or the expression when fully formed.

(Source): Uṇādi-Sūtras In The Sanskrit Grammatical Tradition
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Vyākaraṇa (व्याकरण, vyakarana) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedāṅga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyākaraṇa concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

In Buddhism


anubandha : (m.) bond.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Anubandha, (anu + bandh) bondage M.III, 170; It.91. (Page 39)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali book cover
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

anubandha (अनुबंध).—m (S) A fetter, clog, impediment, particularly the encumbrances and cares of a family. 2 An element of language, a root, an affix, an adjunct. 3 Appertainment, dependence, close connection or attachment: also an appendage or adjunct or close concomitant. 4 A secondary or symptomatic affection.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anubandha (अनुबंध).—m Appertainment, close con- comitant. Consequence, result.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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