Pataha, aka: Paṭaha; 7 Definition(s)
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Paṭaha (पटह): a Musical Instrument.—It is not mentioned in the Vedas nor in the Jātakas. It is, however, mentioned in the epics. The Vāyu-purāṇa mentions it in the same manner as the Bherī.(Source): Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna
Paṭaha (पटह) refers to a “musical instruments” (a sort of drum) that existed in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—The Nīlamata says that the land of Kaśmīra was thronged with ever-sportive and joyful people enjoying continuous festivities. Living amidst scenes of sylvan beauty they played, danced and sang to express their joys, to mitigate their pains, to please their gods and to appease their demons.
The Nīlamata refers to Paṭaha twice in association with lute. Probably the drum was played upon generally in accompaniment to the lute.(Source): archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study
Paṭaha (पटह).—A war musical instrument.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 137. 29; 138. 3.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Paṭaha (पटह) refers to a musical instrument, first mentioned in Nāṭyaśāstra 4.253, after Śiva danced using Recakas and Aṅgahāras, and Pārvatī performed a ‘gentle dance’.(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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).
Languages of India and abroad
paṭaha : (m.) a kettle-drum; a wardrum.(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Paṭaha, (cp. Epic Sk. paṭaha, dial. ) a kettle-drum, war drum, one of the 2 kinds of drums (bheri) mentioned at DhsA. 319, viz. mahā-bheri & p. -bheri; J. I, 355; Dpvs 16, 14; PvA. 4. (Page 391)(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.
1) A kettle-drum, a war-drum, drum, tabor; कुर्वन् संध्याबलिपटहतां शूलिनः श्लाघनीयाम् (kurvan saṃdhyābalipaṭahatāṃ śūlinaḥ ślāghanīyām) Me.36; पटुपटह- ध्वनिभिर्विनीतनिद्रः (paṭupaṭaha- dhvanibhirvinītanidraḥ) R.9.71.
2) Beginning, undertaking.
3) Injuring, killing.
Derivable forms: paṭahaḥ (पटहः).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Śrī Kṛṣṇa-vijaya (by Śrī Gunaraja Khan)
Lalitopakhyana (Lalita Mahatmya) (by G.V. Tagare)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 47 - The ceremonious entry of Śiva < [Section 2.3 - Rudra-saṃhitā (3): Pārvatī-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 25 - The Worship of Śiva < [Section 7.2 - Vāyavīya-saṃhitā (2)]
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
The Nilamata Purana (by Dr. Ved Kumari)
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)