Jharjhara, aka: Jhārjhara; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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Jharjhara (झर्झर): a Musical Instrument.—It was a kind of drum. Though the Ṛgveda mentions Dundubhi (i.e., a drum) we do not find Jharjhara there. The Jātakas too are silent and so is the Rāmāyaṇa. The Mahābhārata has it. About its use in later times it is difficult to be definite at the present state of our knowledge. The Vāyu-purāṇa mentions it in the same manner as in the case of Bherī.

Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Jharjhara is mentioned as one of the sons of Hiraṇyākṣa in the Viṣṇu-purāṇa.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Jharjhara (झर्झर).—

1) A sort of drum.

2) The Kali age.

3) A cane-staff.

4) An iron instrument used in cooking.

5) A cymbal.

-rā A whore, harlot.

-rī A sort of drum.

-ram A sound as of splashing or dropping.

Derivable forms: jharjharaḥ (झर्झरः).

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Jhārjhara (झार्झर).—A tabor-player, drummer.

Derivable forms: jhārjharaḥ (झार्झरः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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