Trisama, aka: Trisāmā, Trisāma, Tri-sama; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Trisāmā (त्रिसामा).—A river in Bhāratavarṣa, from the Mahendra hill.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 19. 18; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 37; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 106; Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 3. 13.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Trisāma (त्रिसाम) is the name of a ceremony performed for the purpose of welcoming the gods and bidding them farewell, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 33. Accordingly, “By means of the first Sāman arising from the mouth of Brahman who creates, stabilizes and destroys all the living and non-living objects, he (i.e. the singer) pleases very much the moon on the left, the serpents on the right, and the creatures of water who are between these two. By the second Sāman he pleases the Munis (sages) and by the wide and great third Sāman the gods in general. As one thus pleases in due order the gods by the three Sāmans, so the wise are to know them as the Trisāma”.

Also, “at the end of this (i.e. Trisāma), after following the procedure of the Preliminaries, one should perform the Bahirgītas in three tempos with the drumming which will follow the song in its metre and syllables. At the application of the Āsārita song, one should perform the drumming of the Tattva and Anugata Prakṛti. When after the Trisāma the Pratyāhāra etc. have reached their end, then the drumming is to begin”.

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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Trisama (त्रिसम).—1. Equilateral triangle. 2. Trapezium with three equal sides. Note: Tri-sama is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Trisama (त्रिसम).—a. (in geom.) having three equal sides, equilateral.

Trisama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and sama (सम).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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