Dvirada, aka: Dvi-rada; 3 Definition(s)
Dvirada 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)
Dvirada (elephant) is one of the saṃyutta-hastāni (Twenty-seven combined Hands).Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
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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Dvirada (द्विरद).—an elephant; सममेव समाक्रान्तं द्वयं द्विरदगामिना (samameva samākrāntaṃ dvayaṃ dviradagāminā) R.4.4; Me.61. °अन्तकः, °अराति, °अशनः (antakaḥ, °arāti, °aśanaḥ)
1) a lion.
2) the Śarabha.
Derivable forms: dviradaḥ (द्विरदः).
Dvirada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dvi and rada (रद).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-daḥ) An elephant. E. dvi two, and rada a tooth, having tusks and teeth,Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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.
Starts with: Dviradantaka.
Search found 5 books and stories containing Dvirada, Dvi-rada; (plurals include: Dviradas, radas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Mirror of Gesture (abhinaya-darpana) (by Ananda Coomaraswamy)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 5: Sodāsa (borne to king Naghuṣa and queen Siṃhikā) < [Chapter IV - The, birth, marriage, and retreat to the forest of Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa]
Elephantology and its Ancient Sanskrit Sources (by Geetha N.)
Shri Gaudiya Kanthahara (by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)