Pallava, aka: Pallavā; 12 Definition(s)
Pallava means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.
Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Pallava (पल्लव) refers to a gesture (āṅgika) made with ‘dance hands’ (nṛttahasta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. The hands (hasta) form a part of the human body which represents one of the six major limbs (aṅga) used in dramatic performance. With these limbs are made the various gestures (āṅgika), which form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Pallava is one of the saṃyutta-hastāni (Twenty-seven combined Hands).(Source): archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
Pallava (पल्लव).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with dance-hands (nṛttahasta);—(Instructions): The two Patāka hands joined at the wrist. The Dance-hands are to be used in forming Karaṇas.(Source): archive.org: Natya Shastra
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).
Pallavā (पल्लवा).—Name of a river (nadī) situated near the seven great mountains on the western side of mount Naiṣadha, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 83. These settlements consume the water flowing from these seven great mountains (Viśākha, Kambala, Jayanta, Kṛṣṇa, Harita, Aśoka and Vardhamāna). Niṣadha (Naiṣadha) is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.
The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.(Source): Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
Pallava (पल्लव).—A southern tribe.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 40; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 47.
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
A Damila chief, ally of Kulasekhara. Cv.lxxvii.55, 73.(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
pallava : (m.) a young leaf; sprout; name a country.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Pallava, (nt.) (cp. Class Sk. pallaka) a sprout J. I, 250; II, 161. See also phallava. (Page 442)(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
India history and geogprahy
Pallava (पल्लव) is the name of a country included within Dakṣiṇapatha which was situated ahead of Māhiṣmatī according to Rājaśekhara (fl. 10th century) in his Kāvyamīmāṃsā (chapter 17). Dakṣiṇāpatha is a place-name ending is patha mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.(Source): Wisdom Library: India History
The Pallavas should be considered as a power who enriched that tradition by incorporating foreign influences from other equally vital centres of Dravidian art at Amaravati, Nagarjunakonda, Badami and Vengi.(Source): Early Chola Temples: Sculpture: stone
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
pallava (पल्लव).—m (S) Sprouting or shooting. v phuṭa, lāga, yē, esp. in pl. 2 The extremity of a branch bearing new leaves; a spring of luxuriant foliage: also a tuft of foliage; a cluster of shoots or sprouts. 3 fig. An addition in narrating a circumstance, an embellishment. 4 An end of a piece of cloth. Ex. pallavīṃ bāndhavēla vāyu kaisā ||. 5 An appendage or additament, a skirt, tail, wing.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
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Search found 21 books and stories containing Pallava or Pallavā. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
Part 28 - Other Pallavas < [Chapter XII - The Pallavas]
Part 22 - End of the Virakuta Pallava dynasty < [Chapter XIII - The Dynasties in South Kalinga]
Part 10 - End of the Guntur Pallava dynasty < [Chapter XII - The Pallavas]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tiruvennainallur < [Part II - Contributions of the Later Pallavas to the Chola-Pallava Phase]
Part II - Contributions of the Later Pallavas to the Chola-Pallava Phase < [Chapter XVII - Chola-Pallava Phase (The Later Pallavas)]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Bronze, group 1: Late Pallava and Early Chola—Age of Vijayalaya (a.d. 785-871) < [Chapter XI - Sculpture]
Temples in Tiruchchennampundi < [Chapter II - Temples of Parantaka I’s Time]
Part II, Bronzes < [Chapter XI - Sculpture]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.7.123 < [Chapter 7 - Jagad-ānanda: The Bliss of the Worlds]
Verse 1.6.110 < [Chapter 6 - Priyatama: The Most Beloved]
Verse 2.7.68-69 < [Chapter 7 - Jagad-ānanda: The Bliss of the Worlds]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tiruvasi < [Aditya I]
Temples in Pachchil Tirumerrali < [Aditya I]
Temples in Tiruppainjili < [Aditya I]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
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