Gandharvagana, Gandharva-gana, Gandharvagaṇa: 2 definitions


Gandharvagana 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Gandharvagana in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Gandharvagaṇa (गन्धर्वगण) refers to the “host of Gandharvas”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.48 (“Description of Marriage of Śiva and Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] On hearing these words of Himavat, Śiva of sweet face, turned His face away. He without sorrow attained a pitiable plight. When lord Śiva stood thus unable to say anything in reply and was seen so by the gods, sages, Gandharvas (gandharvagaṇa), Yakṣas, and Siddhas, O Nārada, you did something laughable. Urged by Śiva mentally O Nārada, you, the knower of Brahman with mind fixed in Śiva, played on your Vīṇā. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Gandharvagana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gaṃdharvagāna (ಗಂಧರ್ವಗಾನ):—

1) [noun] the music, esp. singing, of the celestial musicians, gandharvas.

2) [noun] an extraordinarily pleasing, melodious singing.

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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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