Ranga, aka: Raṅga; 6 Definition(s)
Ranga 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.
Vaiṣṇavism (Vaiṣṇava dharma)
Raṅga (रङ्ग).— Śrī Raṅga-kṣetra is a very famous place. Near Tiruchchirāpalli is a river named Kāverī, or Kolirana. A city known as Śrī Raṅgam is located on this river in the district of Tanjoreāñ, about ten miles west of Kumbhakonṇam. The Śrī Raṅga temple is the largest in India, and there are seven walls surrounding it. There are also seven roads leading to Śrī Raṅga. The ancient names of these roads are the road of Dharma, the road of Rājamahendra, the road of Kulaśekhara, the road of Ālināḍana, the road of Tiruvikrama, the Tirubiḍi road of Māḍamāḍi-gāisa, and the road of Aḍa-iyāvala-indāna. The temple was founded before the reign of Dharmavarma, who reigned before Rājamahendra.Source: Caitanya-caritāmṛta: Madhya 9.79
Vaiṣṇava (वैष्णव, vaishnava) or Vaiṣṇavism (vaishnavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Viṣṇu as the supreme Lord. Similair to the Śāktism and Śaivism traditions, Vaiṣṇavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the daśāvatāra (‘ten avatars of Viṣṇu’).
Raṅga (रङ्ग).—The wrestling place where separate seats were arranged for judges, nobles, women, cowherds, etc. Women of the palace and the city attended such matches; these women recalled Kṛṣṇa's former exploits.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 20. 23-29, 43, 45-7.
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)
Raṅga (रङ्ग) refers to a “playhouse”. According to the Nāṭyaśāstra, the playhouse is divided in 3 parts:
- nepathya (the tiring room),
- raṅgapīṭha or raṅgaśīrṣa (the stage),
- raṅgamaṇḍala (the auditorium).
The Stage (ranga)—The Chief of the Audience, as described, should sit at ease, facing the east, the poets, ministers, and courtiers at his side. The place before him, where dancing is to be done, is called the stage.
The danseuse (pātra) should stand in the middle of the stage, and the dancer (naṭa) near her; on the right the cymbalist (tāladhārī); on either side the drummers (mṛdangikaḥ); the chorus (gītakāraḥ) between them; and the drone (śrūtikāra) a little behind. Each of these, and thus ordered, should be present on the stage.Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
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).
1) Raṅga, 2 (fr. raj2, irajyati, to straighten, order, direct etc. : see uju. The Dhtp (27) only gives one raj in meaning “gamana”) a stage, theatre, dancing place, playhouse Vv 331; J. II, 252.—raṅgaṃ karoti to play theatre DhA. IV, 62.—raṅgamajjha the stage, the theatre, usually in Loc. °majjhe, on the stage, S. IV, 306; J. IV, 495; DhA. III, 79; same with °maṇḍale J. II, 253. Racati (rac, later Sk. ) to arrange, prepare, compose. The root is defined at Dhtp 546 by “paṭiyattane” (with v. l. car), and given at No. 542 as v. l. of pac in meaning “vitthāre. ” — pp. racita. (Page 561)
2) Raṅga, 1 (fr. raj1, rajati, to be coloured or to have colour) colour, paint Miln. 11 (°palibodha).
—kāra dyer Miln. 331. —jāta colour M. I, 385; VbhA. 331. —ratta dyed crimson Vin. I, 185=306. (Page 561)
raṅga : (m.) 1. dye; paint; 2. a stage; theatre; a play.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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.
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