Musician: 1 definition


Musician 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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Google Books: Genealogy of the South Indian Deities

Musicians and servants (in context to Devas) who are close to the gods are as follows:

  • The Kiṃnaras play on instruments and sing [simultaneously].
  • Tumburus and Nāradas are divine musicians.
  • Kiṃpuruṣas perform all the kinds of [musical] works at the command of gods.
  • Garuḍas and Gandharvas allow themselves to be used by Viṣṇu for various services
  • Paṉṉakars are artists who play with snakes before gods.
  • Siddhas can fly in the air.
  • Vidyādharas are the learned persons in the world of gods who understand all arts and sciences.
  • Kaṇanātars or Dūtas are messengers who are of three types (Śivadūtas, Viṣṇudūtas and Yamadūtas)

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