Pantarankam, Paṇṭaraṅkam, Pantaranka, Pāṇṭaraṅkam: 2 definitions


Pantarankam means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Tamil. 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)

Panṭaraṅkam refers to the second of the eleven dances (patinoraṭal) as mentioned in the Kaṭalāṭukkāṭai which is a chapter of the Cilappatikāram: an ancient epic authored by Ilango Adigal representing an important piece of Tamil literature.—The eleven dances were (viz., Panṭaraṅkam) danced by Madavi in the Indra Vila (the festival celebrating the victory of Indra). After praising Viṣṇu, four Varuna-bhutas and Tiṅkal (moon in the sky, moving for the benefit of others), the patinoraṭal (eleven dances) is said to begin.

Panṭaraṅkam description: Nān-muka (Brahma with four heads), who stood in front of the chariot, could see Śiva in the image of Bharati, with the Devas as chariot, and the four Vedas as four horses. He danced smeared with vennīr (the sacred white ash) wearing a long dress and holding a sharp thorny stick while he danced.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Tamil dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pantarankam in Tamil glossary
Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Paṇṭaraṅkam (பண்டரங்கம்) noun < பாண்டரங்கம். [pandarangam.] A dance of Śiva. See பாண்டரங்கம். (அகராதி நிகண்டு) [pandarangam. (agarathi nigandu)]

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Pāṇṭaraṅkam (பாண்டரங்கம்) noun probably from pāṇḍara + raṅga. Dance of Śiva when He destroyed the tiri-puram, one of eleven kūttu, q.v.; கூத்துப் பதினொன்றனுள் திரிபுரத்தை அழித்த போது சிவபிரான் வெண்ணீறணிந்து ஆடியது. [kuthup pathinonranul thiripurathai azhitha pothu sivapiran venniraninthu adiyathu.] (சிலப்பதிகாரம் அரும்பதவுரை [silappathigaram arumbathavurai] 6, 45.)

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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