Sauviri, aka: Sauvīrī; 3 Definition(s)


Sauviri 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Sauvīrī (सौवीरी) refers to a mūrchanā (modulation) based on the madhyama-grāma, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24. The fourteen mūrchanās mentioned in this work refer to the regulated rise or fall of sounds through the grāma (musical scale), which represents a scale consisting of a number of tones (svara).

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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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Sauvīrī (सौवीरी).—The wife of King Manasyu, the son of Pravīra and the grandson of emperor Pūru. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 94, Stanza 5).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Sauvīrī (सौवीरी) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.89.7) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Sauvīrī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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