Gitavaditra, Gītavāditra, Gita-vaditra: 1 definition


Gitavaditra 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»] — Gitavaditra in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Gītavāditra (गीतवादित्र) refers to “vocal and instrumental (music)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.10 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, after Kumāra (Kārttikeya) defeated Tāraka-Asura: “[...] Viṣṇu too in my company was very glad. He respectfully eulogised Śiva, Pārvatī and Kumāra. Keeping Kumāra in front, Brahmā, Indra and other gods performed the rite of Nirājana lovingly. Other sages too did likewise. Then there was great jubilation with vocal and instrumental music (gītavāditra) [gītavāditraghoṣeṇa] and chantings of the Vedas. Hymns too were sung. [...]”.

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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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