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Diṇḍima, aka: Dindima; 4 Definition(s)

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Diṇḍima (दिण्डिम) 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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Diṇḍima (दिण्डिम).—A war-musical instrument.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 138. 56; Mā. 40. 24.
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Diṇḍima (दिण्डिम): a Musical Instrument.—It is not mentioned in the Vedic literature, but the Jātakas have it. The Rāmāyaṇa says that it had a leather facing. The Vāyu-purāṇa information is the same as in the case of Bherī.

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Dindima, (nt.) (Sk. ḍiṇḍima, cp. dundubhi) a musical instrument, a small drum J.VI, 580; Bu I.32. See also deṇḍima. (Page 322)

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