Bandhula: 5 definitions
Bandhula 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
Bandhula (बन्धुल) is the Sanskrit name of one of Bharata’s sons, mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.26-33. After Brahmā created the Nāṭyaveda (nāṭyaśāstra), he ordered Bharata to teach the science to his (one hundred) sons. Bharata thus learned the Nāṭyaveda from Brahmā, and then made his sons study and learn its proper application. After their study, Bharata assigned his sons (eg., Bandhula) various roles suitable to them.
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-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Bandhula (बन्धुल).—a. [bandh-ulac]
1) Bent, curved, inclined.
2) Pleasing, delightful, attractive, beautiful.
-laḥ 1 A bastard; परगृहललिताः परान्नपुष्टाः परपुरुषैर्जनिताः पराङ्गनासु । परधननिरता गुणेष्ववाच्या गजकलभा इव बन्धुला ललामः (paragṛhalalitāḥ parānnapuṣṭāḥ parapuruṣairjanitāḥ parāṅganāsu | paradhananiratā guṇeṣvavācyā gajakalabhā iva bandhulā lalāmaḥ) Mk.4.28 (which is an answer given by the bandhulas themselves to the Vidūṣaka's question bhoḥ ke yūyaṃ bandhulā nāma).
2) An attendant in a harlot's chamber.
3) The tree called बन्धूक (bandhūka) q. v.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-lā) 1. Bent, inclined. 2. Attractive. m.
(-laḥ) 1. A bastard. 2. An attendant in the chamber of a harlot. 3. The Bandhuka tree.
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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The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
Abhidhamma in Daily Life (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa) (by Ashin Janakabhivamsa)
Factor 8 - Dosa (hatred) < [Chapter 2 - On akusala cetasikas (unwholesome mental factors)]
Settlement in Early Historic Ganga Plain (by Chirantani Das)
Part 5 - Pre-Buddhist education and corporate character < [Chapter III - Nālandā: Evidence for rise and progress of the settlement]
The Natyashastra (by Bharata-muni)