Uttaramandra, aka: Uttaramandrā, Uttara-mandra; 4 Definition(s)
Uttaramandra 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Uttaramandrā (उत्तरमन्द्रा).—A loud but slow manner of singing; the presiding deity of this is Dhruva.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 86. 40, 56.
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.
Uttaramandrā (उत्तरमन्द्रा) refers to a type of mūrchanā (melodic mode), and its illustration as a Goddess (according to 15th-century Indian art) is as follows.—The colour of her body is golden. She holds a vīṇā (Indian lute) with both hands. Her bodice is of yellow colour with golden borders. The lower garment is dark-green with a design of black colour. She wears a trouser with a design of crimson-colour and dots of blue colour. Her scarf is of yellow colour witha design of black colour.
The illustrations (of, for example Uttaramandrā) 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).Source: archive.org: Illustrations of Indian Music and Dance in Western Indian Style
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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Uttaramandrā (उत्तरमन्द्रा) refers to a mūrchanā (modulation) based on the ṣaḍja-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
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Uttaramandrā (उत्तरमन्द्रा).—a loud but slow manner of singing. °मन्द्राद्या (mandrādyā) a. particular मूर्च्छना (mūrcchanā) in music.
Uttaramandrā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms uttara and mandrā (मन्द्रा).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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Search found 3 books and stories containing Uttaramandra, Uttaramandrā or Uttara-mandra. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Satapatha Brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa XIII, adhyāya 4, brāhmaṇa 2 < [Thirteenth Kāṇḍa]
Kāṇḍa XIII, adhyāya 4, brāhmaṇa 3 < [Thirteenth Kāṇḍa]
The Natyashastra (by Bharata-muni)