Mattalam: 1 definition
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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)
Mattalam refers to “drums”, as defined in Cilappatikāram: an ancient epic authored by Ilango Adigal representing an important piece of Tamil literature.—In the orchestra, flute was followed by yal (stringed musical instrument); yal was followed by mattalam (drums); mattalam was followed by kuṭamula (a kind of wind instrument). Mula was followed by āmantirikai (kind of drum). The above mentioned instruments blended with each other.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, 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 (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
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The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Chapter 4.3 - (d) Technical terms used by Arurar in relation to Dance and Music < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Appointment of Temple Servants and Administrative Arrangements < [Tanjavur/Thanjavur (Rajarajesvaram temple)]