Gitavadya, Gītavādya, Gita-vadya: 2 definitions
Gitavadya 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Gītavādya (गीतवाद्य) refers to “vocal and instrumental music”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.10 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, after Kumāra (Kārttikeya) defeated Tāraka-Asura: “[...] Then there was great jubilation with vocal and instrumental music and chantings of the Vedas. Hymns too were sung. The lord of the universe was eulogised, O sage, by the delighted gods and Gaṇas by means of vocal and instrumental music (gītavādya). Then eulogised by all, lord Śiva along with Pārvatī the mother of the universe, went to his mountain surrounded by the Gaṇas. [...]”.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa
Gītavādya (गीतवाद्य) refers to the “sound of musical instrument”, as described in the Kāśyapa Saṃhitā: an ancient Sanskrit text from the Pāñcarātra tradition dealing with both Tantra and Viṣacikitsā—an important topic from Āyurveda which deals with the study of Toxicology (Viṣavidyā or Sarpavidyā).—The decoded mantras are for those aspirants who may use it under the guidance of an able / qualified preceptor after due procedures of initiation or dīkṣā. Regarding the Mahāpadma-viṣaharaṇa-mantra (VII. 17- 9ab) it says: “Venom of Mahāpadma is decimated by this mantra when uttered with words like gṛhadāha (house on fire) to the accompaniment of the sound of musical instrument (gītavādya-svara) and by massaging the victim”.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
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Ends with: Nrityagitavadya.
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Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 1.15.211 < [Chapter 15 - Marriage with Śrī Viṣṇupriyā]
Verse 1.12.225 < [Chapter 12 - The Lord’s Wandering Throughout Navadvīpa]
Verse 3.2.246 < [Chapter 2 - Description of the Lord’s Travel Through Bhuvaneśvara and Other Placesto Jagannātha Purī]
Amarakoshodghatana of Kshirasvamin (study) (by A. Yamuna Devi)
Sahitya-kaumudi by Baladeva Vidyabhushana (by Gaurapada Dāsa)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 8 - The description of the form and features of Vasanta < [Section 2.2 - Rudra-saṃhitā (2): Satī-khaṇḍa]
Gati in Theory and Practice (by Dr. Sujatha Mohan)
References to drama, dance and music in Sanskrit literature < [Chapter 1 - Nāṭya]
Technical treatises on Nāṭya (other works) < [Chapter 1 - Nāṭya]