Gandharvaveda, Gāndharvaveda, Gandharva-Veda: 3 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Gāndharvaveda (गान्धर्ववेद).—Music.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 12. 38.
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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

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Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Education: Systems & Practices

Gandharvaveda (गन्धर्ववेद) refers to the “science of music” and represents one of the divisions of the Upaveda (applied knowledge) class of knowledge, lying between that of the Paurūṣeya and Apaurūṣeya classification of Śāstra knowledge; all part of the ancient Indian education system, which aimed at both the inner and the outer dimension of a person.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gandharvaveda (गन्धर्ववेद).—one of the four subordinate Vedas or Upavedas, which treats of music; see उपवेद (upaveda).

Derivable forms: gandharvavedaḥ (गन्धर्ववेदः).

Gandharvaveda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gandharva and veda (वेद).

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Gāndharvaveda (गान्धर्ववेद).—the Veda of music (considered as an appendix to Sāmaveda and ascribed to Bharata).

Derivable forms: gāndharvavedaḥ (गान्धर्ववेदः).

Gāndharvaveda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gāndharva and veda (वेद).

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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. 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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