Madra, aka: Madrā; 2 Definition(s)
Madra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.
Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Madra (मद्र) is the name of a country pertaining to the Pāñcālī (Pāñcālamadhyamā) local usage (pravṛtti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 14. These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world. It is mentioned that this local usage (adopted by these countries) depends on the grand style (sāttvatī) and the violent style (ārabhaṭī).Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).
1) Madra (मद्र).—An ancient tribe: enlisted by Jarāsandha against the Yadus, their king went to Syamantapañcaka for the solar eclipse*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 208. 5; Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. [54 (V) 4] 82. 13.
2a) Madrā (मद्रा).—One of the ten wives of Atri: mother of Soma.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 75.
2b) A R. originating from the Vindhyas.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 102.
2c) A daughter of Ghṛtācī and Bhadrāśva.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 70. 68.
2d) One of the ten daughters of Raudrāśva.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 125.
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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