Pataha, aka: Paṭaha; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

Pataha means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purāṇa

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).—A war musical instrument.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 137. 29; 138. 3.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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.

Nāṭyaśāstra (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
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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).

In Buddhism

Pali

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
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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.

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Bheri
bhērī (भेरी).—f A large kind of kettle-drum.
Paṇava
1a) Paṇava (पणव).—A son of Bāhyaka.** Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 4.1b) A musical instrument.** Vāyu-...
Pahata
pahāṭa (पहाट).—f The period of six ghaṭikā before sunrise, the dawn.
Durmada
durmada (दुर्मद).—m Perverseness, stubbornness.
Dendima
Deṇḍima, (m. nt.) (Sk. diṇḍima, cp. dindima) a kind of kettle-drum D.I, 79 (v. l. dindima); Nd...
Vajjha
Vajjha, (adj.) (grd. of vadhati) to be killed, slaughtered or executed; object of execution; ...

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