Avarga: 3 definitions


Avarga 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

Avarga (अवर्ग) refers to all the vowels. According to the Saṅgītaratnākara 4.60-61, the avarga group is presided over by the deity named Soma (Chandra).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avarga (अवर्ग).—a. Having no class.

-rgaḥ The vowels.

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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 (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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Avarga (ಅವರ್ಗ):—[adjective] not forming, belonging to a group; not classified or not classifiable; not logically fitting in to any group.

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Avarga (ಅವರ್ಗ):—

1) [noun] any of the unclassified consonants, (from [ya] to [la] in Kannaḍa alphabet) 2) a group of assorted consonants.

2) [noun] a figure which is not a product of any number by itself.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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