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Gandharvas 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.
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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)
Gandharvas (गन्धर्वस्) refers to “singers and musicians from the higher planets”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
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Full-text (+240): Gandharva, Gandharvaraja, Vishvavasu, Apsaras, Gandharvaloka, Kinnara, Yuddhagandharva, Khagama, Subhumika, Pancajana, Pancashikha, Arishta, Varanana, Gajamukha, Vidyavati, Carumukhi, Gandharvacitta, Kumaradarshana, Gandharvapada, Padmashekhara.
Search found 106 books and stories containing Gandharvas; (plurals include: Gandharvases). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section CCXLVI < [Ghosha-yatra Parva]
Section CCXXXIX < [Ghosha-yatra Parva]
Section CCXL < [Ghosha-yatra Parva]
The Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
Chapter 101 - The slaying of the Gandharvas and the conquest of their Country < [Book 7 - Uttara-kanda]
Chapter 100 - Rama sends Bharata to conquer the Gandharvas < [Book 7 - Uttara-kanda]
Chapter 19 - Shurpanaka tells her brother Khara of her disfigurement < [Book 3 - Aranya-kanda]
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Sixth comparison or upamāna: A city of the Gandharvas < [Bodhisattva quality 19: the ten upamānas]
Appendix 7 - The Legend of Druma (king of the Gandharvas) < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]
Appendix 9 - On the number of gatis or destinies < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]
Chapter 3 - Arjuna Obtains the Celestial Weapons < [Vana Parva]
Chapter 3 - Bhishma Abducts Three Princesses < [Adi Parva]
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 26 - An Account of Pururava < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
Chapter 18 - The Creation of Gandharvas Etc. < [Book 3 - Bhavishya Parva]
Chapter 16 - The Origin of Pitris and Fruits of Sraddhas < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]