Patutana, aka: Patu-tana, Paṭutāna; 1 Definition(s)


Patutana 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.

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Paṭutāna (पटुतान) is another name for paṭu: one of the forty-seven tānas (tone) used in Indian music.—The illustration of Paṭu (as a deity) according to 15th-century Indian art is as follows.—The colour of his body is yellow. His face is similar to the face of an elephant. His right hand is in Pravacana-Mudrā and a viṇā in his left hand.

The illustrations (of, for example Paṭutāna) are found scattered throughout ancient Jain manuscripts from Gujarat. The descriptions of these illustrations of this citrāvalī are based on the ślokas of Vācanācārya Gaṇi Sudhākalaśa’s Saṅgītopaniṣatsāroddhāra (14th century) and Śārṅgadeva’s Saṅgītaratnākara (13th century).

Source: Illustrations of Indian Music and Dance in Western Indian Style
Shilpashastra book cover
context information

Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

Discover the meaning of patutana in the context of Shilpashastra from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 223 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Tāna (तान) is the name of a Vīra (hero) who, together with the Ḍākinī named Tānī forms one of t...
Paṭu (पटु).—mfn. (-ṭuḥ-ṭvī-ṭu) 1. Clever, dexterous, skilful. 2. Diligent. 3. Smart, sharp. 4. ...
Sutanu (सुतनु).—mfn. (-nuḥ-nuḥ or -nvī-nu) 1. Very thin or delicate. 2. Extremely fine. f. (-nu...
Ekatāna (एकतान).—mfn. (-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Closely attentive, having the mind fixed on one only object...
Vākpaṭu (वाक्पटु).—mfn. (-ṭuḥ-ṭuḥ-ṭu) Eloquent, able in speech. E. vāk, and paṭu skilful.
Māyāpaṭu (मायापटु).—mfn. (-ṭuḥ-ṭuḥ-ṭu) Delusive, expert in deceiving. E. māyā, and paṭu clever.
Cāṭupaṭu (चाटुपटु).—m. (-ṭuḥ) A jester, a buffoon. E. cāṭu agreeable speech, and paṭu clever; a...
Pravacanapaṭu (प्रवचनपटु).—mfn. (-ṭuḥ-ṭuḥ-ṭu) Eloquent. E. pravacana and paṭu skilful.
Kriyāpaṭu (क्रियापटु).—mfn. (-ṭuḥ-ṭuḥ-ṭu) Clever, dexterous. E. kriyā, and paṭu clever.
Paṭukalpa (पटुकल्प).—mfn. (-lpaḥ-lpā-lpaṃ) Not so clever, a little less able, &c. E. paṭu c...
Paṭukaraṇa (पटुकरण).—a. having sound organs. Paṭukaraṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of th...
Pragetana (प्रगेतन).—mfn. (-naḥ-nī-naṃ) Relating, or belonging to the morning. E. prage morning...
khōma़ṭāṇa (खोम़टाण).—& khōma़ṭāṇa See khaṃvaṭa and khaṃvaṭāṇa.
Paṭutṛṇaka (पटुतृणक).—a kind of pungent grass. Derivable forms: paṭutṛṇakam (पटुतृणकम्).Paṭutṛṇ...
Anantatāna (अनन्ततान).—a. of endless width, extensive. Anantatāna is a Sanskrit compound consis...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: