Madhyagrama, Madhyagrāma, Madhya-grama: 1 definition

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Madhyagrama 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: archive.org: Illustrations of Indian Music and Dance in Western Indian Style

Madhyagrāma (मध्यग्राम) is another name for madhya: one of the three grāmas (groups) used in Indian music.— Illustration of mandra (lowest group of tones) according to 15th century art.—The colour of the body of madhya-grāma is golden-yellow. He holds a vīṇā (Indian lute) with both hands. The colour of the scarf is rosy with red dots and the lower garment is green with a black design. He is well-dressed and tastefully ornamented.

The illustrations (of, for example Madhyagrāma) are found scattered throughout ancient Jain manuscripts from Gujarat. The descriptions of these illustrations of this citrāvalī are based on the ślokas of Vācanācārya Gaṇi Sudhākalaśa’s Saṅgītopaniṣatsāroddhāra (14th century) and Śārṅgadeva’s Saṅgītaratnākara (13th century).

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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