Gandharapancami, aka: Gāndhārapañcamī, Gandhara-pancami; 1 Definition(s)

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Alternative spellings of this word include Gandharapanchami.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Gāndhārapañcamī (गान्धारपञ्चमी) refers to one of the jātis (melodic class) related to the madhyama-grāma, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 28. It is therefore also known as gāndhārapañcamījāti. Jāti refers to a recognized melody-type and can be seen as a precursor to rāgas which replaced them.

According to the Nāṭyaśāstra 28.135-136, “in the gāndhārapañcamī-jāti, the aṃśa (key note) is pañcama, the apanyāsa (semi-terminal note) is ṛṣabha and pañcama, the nyāsa (terminal note) is gāndhāra, and no note is wanting in it. Gāndhāra and pañcama in it come together”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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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