Gandabherunda, Ganda-bherunda, Gaṇḍabheruṇḍa: 6 definitions


Gandabherunda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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)

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Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

One of the Hands that indicate Flying Creatures.—Gaṇḍa-bheruṇḍa, the Ardha-candra hands face downwards, touching at the wrists, and all the fingers separated.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Hindupedia: Gaṇḍabheruṇḍa

The Gaṇḍabheruṇḍa (गण्डभेरुण्ड), a double-headed eagle, has been the State symbol of many royal dynasties especially in South India. According to the archaeologists and historians, the bird signifies peace, progress and power. The Purāṇas indicate that Viṣṇu as Gaṇḍabheruṇḍa subdued Śiva as Śarabha after Narasiṃha was conquered by Śarabha.

India history and geography

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Gaṇḍabheruṇḍa.—(EI 3), a mythical double-headed eagle. Note: gaṇḍabheruṇḍa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Gaṇḍabheruṇḍa (गण्डभेरुण्ड) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—by Brahmadeva. K. 38.

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Gandabherunda in German

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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

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gaṃḍabhēruṃḍa (ಗಂಡಭೇರುಂಡ):—

1) [noun] a fabulous, mythical bird having two heads, believed to be stronger than lions and elephants; a griffin-like bird.

2) [noun] an erstwhile title used to be conferred on or assumed by, a man of great valour.

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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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