Gunadhyasukti, Guṇāḍhyasūkti, Gunadhya-sukti: 1 definition


Gunadhyasukti 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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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Guṇāḍhyasūkti (गुणाढ्यसूक्ति) refers to the “compositions of Guṇāḍhya”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “[...] The love which a devoted husband and wife bear to cach other is known to themselves alone and cannot be expressed to others. Love is in reality physical touching. In the compositions of Guṇāḍhya (guṇāḍhyasūkti), Vyāsa and Vālmīki, each of which thay be compared to a sea full of pearls, this matter has been expatiated upon, both in the case of union and in the case of separation. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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