Trishtup, Triṣṭup: 3 definitions
Trishtup 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.
The Sanskrit term Triṣṭup can be transliterated into English as Tristup or Trishtup, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Triṣṭup (त्रिष्टुप्) is a variant spelling for Triṣṭubh, which refers to a class of rhythm-type (chandas) containing eleven syllables in a pāda (‘foot’ or ‘quarter-verse’), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 15.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).
Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)
Triṣṭup (त्रिष्टुप्) is one of the twenty-six varieties of Sanskrit metres (chandas) mentioned in the Chandaśśāstra 1.15-19. There are 26 Vedic metres starting with 1 to 26 letters in each pāda. It is a common belief that the classical metres are developed from these 26 metres. Generally a metre has a specific name according to it’s number of syllables (akṣara). But sometimes the same stanza is called by the name of another metre from the point of view of the pādas.
Triṣṭup is one of the seven prominent metres mentioned by Piṅgala as being associated with the Devatā (deity): Indra, Svara (note): Dhaivata, Colour: red and Gotra (family): Kauśika.
Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Triṣṭup (त्रिष्टुप्).—One of the seven horses tied to the chariot of Sūrya. The seven horses are; Gāyatrī, Bṛhatī, Uṣṇik, Jagatī, Triṣṭup, Anuṣṭup and Paṅkti. (Chapter 8, Aṃśa 2, Viṣṇu Purāṇa).
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Trishtupchandas, Trishtuppu.
Full-text: Trishtuk, Ushnik, Anushtup, Trishtubh, Pipilikamadhya, Rishicchands, Indravajra, Shalini, Upendravajra, Motanaka, Svagata, Dodhaka, Motaka, Saptashvas, Rathoddhata, Chandas, Praveshiki, Mahakavya.
Search found 20 books and stories containing Trishtup, Triṣṭup, Tristup; (plurals include: Trishtups, Triṣṭups, Tristups). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
Chapter 330 - An abridgement of the rules of metres
Chapter 331 - Metres of different kinds
Chapter 120 - The extent of the universe (bhuvanakoṣa)
Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Verse 310 [Daily recital and Meditation] < [Chapter 4 - Fourth Vimarśa]
The Chariots Of Navgrahas < [Astrology In Garuda Purana]
Women in the Atharva-veda Samhita (by Pranab Jyoti Kalita)
1. List of Hymns pertaining to Women < [Chapter 2 - The Strīkarmāṇi Hymns of the Atharvaveda]
Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 10.98.5 < [Sukta 98]
Rig Veda 7.69.7 < [Sukta 69]
Rig Veda 10.30.10 < [Sukta 30]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 2.38 < [Section XIII - Initiation (upanayana)]
Verse 2.170 < [Section XXIX - Meaning of Term ‘Twice-born’]