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Sindhu, 6 Definition(s)

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Sindhu (सिन्धु) is the name of a country pertaining to the Āvantī local usage (pravṛtti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 14. It is also known by the name Saindhava. These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world. It is mentioned that this local usage (adopted by these countries) depends on the grand style (sāttvatī) and the graceful style (kaiśikī).

The term nāṭyaśāstra refers to both the name of 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.

Added: 21.May.2017 | Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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1a) Sindhu (सिन्धु).—A R. in Bhārata varṣa: The region round about fell into the hands of Vrātyas and others;1 a mahānadī: falls into the western ocean: fit for śrāddha.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 19. 18; XII. 1. 39; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 97.
  • 2) Ib. 47. 39; 69. 241; 77. 56, 113; 108. 79.

1b) (c). Its king was Jayadratha, who was a contemporary of Jarāsandha: was stationed on the east of Gomanta during the siege.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 52. 11 [6].

1c) A Kṣetram in Prayāgā.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 110. 1.

1d) One of the three branches of the Gangā from the Pāriyātra hill flowing to the north;1 in the chariot of Tripurāri;2 flows through the kingdoms of Darada, Kāśmīra, Gāndhāra and others: falls into the western ocean;3 noted for Padma elephants;4 north and south of, unfit for śrāddha;5 confluence of, with the sea holy.6

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 114. 20; 121. 40; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 24, 27.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 133. 23; 163. 62.
  • 3) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 18. 41, 46-7; III. 13. 121.
  • 4) Ib. III. 7. 358.
  • 5) Ib. III. 14. 33 and 81.
  • 6) Ib. III. 13. 57.
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Sindhu (सिन्धु).—A province in Bharata that was ruled by Jayadratha.

Added: 21.Jan.2017 | ISKCON Press: Glossary
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sindhu : (m.) ocean; a river.

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Sindhu (सिन्धु): The Indus River, Urdu دریائے سندھ; Tibetan: Sengge Chu ('Lion River'); Persian: Hindu; Greek: Sinthos; Pashto: Abaseen ("The Father of Rivers"); Mehran (an older name)) is the longest and most important river in Pakistan. Originating in the Tibetan plateau in the vicinity of Lake Mansarovar.

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A river in India; one of the most important of those that flow from the Himalaya (Mil.p.114).

The best horses were born in the country around its banks (AA.ii.756; MA.i.248), hence their name Sindhava (J.v.260 (22); cf.ii.290). Seri was king of both Sindhu (Sindhavarattha) and Sodhika (? Sovira) (SA.i.90).

Mention is made (VvA.332) of merchants from Anga and Magadha going to Sindhu Sovira and passing through great wildernesses on the way. The Sindhava are mentioned in the Apadana (Ap.ii.359) in a list of tribes.

The Sindhunadi is the modern Indus.

Isidasi was once born as a goat in Sindhavaranna. Thig.vs.438.

Added: 12.Apr.2009 | Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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