Taragrama, Tara-grama, Tāragrama: 1 definition

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Taragrama 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: archive.org: Illustrations of Indian Music and Dance in Western Indian Style

Tāragrama (तारग्रम) is another name for tāra: one of the three grāmas (groups) used in Indian music.— Illustration of mandra (lowest group of tones) according to 15th century art.—The colour of the body of tāra-grāma is light-red. He holds a vīṇā (Indian lute) with both hands. The colour of the scarf is blue with a red design and the lower garment is yellow with a black design. He is well-dressed and his ears, throat and the head are well ornamented.

The illustrations (of, for example Tāragrama) are found scattered throughout ancient Jain manuscripts from Gujarat. The descriptions of these illustrations of this citrāvalī are based on the ślokas of Vācanācārya Gaṇi Sudhākalaśa’s Saṅgītopaniṣatsāroddhāra (14th century) and Śārṅgadeva’s Saṅgītaratnākara (13th century).

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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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