Gitavidyadhara, Gītavidyādhara: 1 definition
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Gītavidyādhara (गीतविद्याधर).—A great musician among the gandharvas. When he found that sage Pulastya had no liking for music he teased the sage by making the sounds of a boar. The enraged sage cursed him and turned him into a boar. He got relief from the curse when Ikṣvāku killed him and Gītavidyādhara became his old self again. (Chapter 46, Sṛṣṭi Khaṇḍa, Padma Purāṇa).
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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