Rain, Rainy: 2 definitions

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Rain means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

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In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (shilpa)

The Rainy Season follows specific guidelines in the tradition of ancient Indian Painting (citra), according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—Every season has its own peculiarities and charms. The seasons (e.g., Rain) always encourage the painters to grab different ideas from the nature. The Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa also gives some instructions to make the picture of every season beautiful and natural. The rainy season (varṣā) which is also known as monsoon period should be portrayed with the picture of birds hiding in the trees to get rid of rain, lions and tigers taking shelter in their caves, clouds, rainbow and sparks of lighting in the sky.

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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.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Rain in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) the night; ~[basera] nightshelter, a roost..—rain (रैन) is alternatively transliterated as Raina.

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