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Bheri, aka: Bherī; 6 Definition(s)

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Bherī (भेरी) is a Sanskrit technical term referring to a musical instrument, first mentioned in Nāṭyaśāstra 4.253, after Śiva danced using Recakas and Aṅgahāras, and Pārvatī performed a ‘gentle dance’. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra, which is the name of 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.

Added: 20.Mar.2017 | Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Bherī (भेरी): a Musical Instrument.—It is not mentioned in the Ṛgveda. But the Jātakas mention it. In the Rāmāyaṇa its use is found in the military band, i.e., as a trumpet. In the Mahābhārata, too, it is frequently mentioned. The Vāyu-purāṇa sets it in connection with Śiva-worship and does not show its use in war.

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Bheri, (f.) (cp. Epic Sk. bherī) a kettle-drum (of large size; DhsA. 319 distinguishes 2 kinds: mahā° & paṭaha°) D. I, 79; A. II, 185; Vv 8110; J. VI, 465; DhA. I, 396; Sdhp. 429.—issara° the drum of the ruler or lord J. I, 283; paṭaha° kettle-drum Dpvs 16, 14; DhsA. 319; PvA. 4; yāma° (—velāya) (at the time) when the drum sounds the watch J. V, 459.—bheriṃ vādeti to sound the drum J. I, 283.—bheriyo vādentā (pl.) beating (lit. making sound) the drums J. II, 110. bheriñ carāpeti to make the drum go round, i.e. to proclaim by beat of drum J. V, 41; VI, 10.

—caraṇa the carrying round of the drum (in proclamations), in cpds. °magga the proclamation road DhA. II, 43; & °vīthi id. DhA. II, 45.—tala the head of the drum Vism. 489 (in comparison); VbhA. 80 (id.).—paṇava drum & tabor (in battle) A. II, 117.—vāda drum-sound, fig. for a loud voice PvA. 89 (bherivādena akkosati rails like drum).—vādaka a drummer J. I, 283.—saññā sign of the drum DhA. I, 396.—sadda sound of the drum J. I, 283. (Page 509)

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bheri : (f.) a drum.

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A female ascetic who was often invited to the palace of King Videha, where she heard of the wisdom of Mahosadha and wished to meet him. One day she met him on her way to the palace and questioned him by means of dumb signs, to which Mahosadha replied in the same way. Queen Nandas confidantes saw this, and reported to the king that Mahosadha and Bheri were conspiring to kill him. But the king questioned each of the two separately, and, satisfied with their innocence, appointed Mahosadha commander in chief (J.vi.467f).

Bheri is identified with Uppalavanna (J.vi.478).

Added: 11.Apr.2009 | Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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