Samplava, Saṃplava, Saṃplavā, Samplavā: 10 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Saṃplavā (संप्लवा) refers to one of the eighteen jātis: rules used in the playing of drums (puṣkara) [with reference to Mṛdaṅga, Paṇava and Dardura] according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 33. Accordingly, “Dardura, paṇava and mṛdaṅga should be played by halves (?) the manner of the ardhāvakīrṇā-jāti and with light syllables included in the suitable mārga, and it should consist of syllables like thaṇ goda gheṅḍaā sendrām. This called the saṃplavā-jāti. The saṃplavā-jāti produced by using all the fingers and by all the strokes of mṛdaṅga, is to be applied to movement of terrified persons and to any movement of them in the sky”.

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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).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Samplava (सम्प्लव) refers to the “submersion” (of the universe), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.15 (“The penance and reign of Tārakāsura”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “[...] At the same time, several phenomena of evil portent forboding misery and distress happened, when the son of Varāṅgī was born making the gods miserable. [...] Idols and images of deities appeared to cry and fly up. Even when there was no gale, trees fell down. Planets in the sky clashed with one another. O excellent sage, these and similar portending phenomena occurred: Ignorant persons thought the submersion of the whole universe [i.e., viśva-samplava] was imminent. [...]”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃplava (संप्लव).—1 Submersion, inundation.

2) Surge.

3) Flood; संपूर्ण योजनशतं क्षिप्तः सागरसंप्लवे (saṃpūrṇa yojanaśataṃ kṣiptaḥ sāgarasaṃplave) Rām.1.3.18; रूपं च जगृहे मात्स्यं चाक्षुषोदधिसंप्लवे (rūpaṃ ca jagṛhe mātsyaṃ cākṣuṣodadhisaṃplave) Bhāgavata 1.3.15.

4) Falling into ruin; नूनमेता न पश्यन्ति कस्यचिद्रोगसंप्लवम् (nūnametā na paśyanti kasyacidrogasaṃplavam) Bu. Ch.4.57; विदधे निदाध इव सत्त्वसंप्लवः (vidadhe nidādha iva sattvasaṃplavaḥ) Kirātārjunīya 12.51.

5) Subversion.

6) Misarrangement; Kau. A.2.1.

7) Heap, multitude; शारदाभ्रैरिवाकीर्णं गगनं हंससंप्लवैः (śāradābhrairivākīrṇaṃ gaganaṃ haṃsasaṃplavaiḥ) Rām. 1.43.23.

8) Falling down, shower; विद्युत्स्तनितवर्षेषु महोल्कानां च संप्लवे (vidyutstanitavarṣeṣu maholkānāṃ ca saṃplave) Manusmṛti 4.13.

9) Tumult; चित्रकर्म इवाभाति सर्वेषां रणसंप्लवः (citrakarma ivābhāti sarveṣāṃ raṇasaṃplavaḥ) Rām.7.28.41.

1) End, close of.

Derivable forms: saṃplavaḥ (संप्लवः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Samplava (सम्प्लव).—m.

(-vaḥ) 1. Falling in various directions. 2. Submersion, inundation. 3. Subversion. 4. Surge. E. sam, and plu to go, ac aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saṃplava (संप्लव).—i. e. sam-plu + a, m. 1. Surge, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 32, 17. 2. Submerging, submersion, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 12375; inundation. 3. Falling on all sides, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 103; ruin, [Hitopadeśa] i. [distich] 72, M. M. (but cf. Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 458).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saṃplava (संप्लव).—[masculine] flowing together, flood, submersion, swelling (of the sea); destruction, ruin, end.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Samplava (सम्प्लव):—[=sam-plava] [from sam-plu] m. flowing together, meeting or swelling (of waters), flood, deluge, [Rāmāyaṇa; Harivaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] a dense mass, heap, multitude, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] conglomeration, taking a form or shape, rise, origin, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] noise, tumult ([especially] of battle), [Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] submersion by water, destruction, ruin, [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] end, close of ([compound]), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Samplava (सम्प्लव):—(vaḥ) 1. m. Inundation; alarm; falling all around.

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Samplava in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saṃplava (ಸಂಪ್ಲವ):—

1) [noun] an overflowing of water in a stream, river; flood.

2) [noun] a group (of people, things, etc.) a multitude; a mass; a heap.

3) [noun] busy and noisy activity; commotion; bustle.

4) [noun] submersion of the earth completely or the complete destruction of the universe at the end of each cycle of four mythological eras.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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