Vaditra, Vāditra: 12 definitions


Vaditra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Vāditra (वादित्र) is a general name for “musical instruments” that existed in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—The Nīlamata says that the land of Kaśmīra was thronged with ever-sportive and joyful people enjoying continuous festivities. Living amidst scenes of sylvan beauty they played, danced and sang to express their joys, to mitigate their pains, to please their gods and to appease their demons.

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Vāditra (वादित्र) refers to “musical instruments”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.47 (“The ceremonious entry of Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “[...] On realising that the auspicious time for the marriage rites had been intimated by Garga, the mountain rejoiced much. With the desire to bring Śiva there, the mountain gladly sent mountains, Brahmins and others. The mountains and Brahmins with auspicious holy objects in their hands jubilantly went to the place where lord Śiva stood. Then the sound of the Vedic chants, musical instruments (vāditra-ghoṣa), songs and dances jubilantly arose there. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vāditra (वादित्र).—n S A musical instrument in general.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vāditra (वादित्र).—[vad ṇitran Uṇādi-sūtra 4.179]

1) A musical instrument; वादित्रशक्तिर्घटते भटस्य (vāditraśaktirghaṭate bhaṭasya) N.22.22.

2) Instrumental music; काण्डवीणादिभिर्वादित्रमुपगानं भवति, भवति च तन्त्रीगाने गानशब्दः । तस्माद् वादित्रमुपगानम् (kāṇḍavīṇādibhirvāditramupagānaṃ bhavati, bhavati ca tantrīgāne gānaśabdaḥ | tasmād vāditramupagānam) Ś. on MS.1.4.9.

Derivable forms: vāditram (वादित्रम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vāditra (वादित्र).—n.

(-traṃ) A musical instrument. E. vad to sound, Unadi aff. ṇitran .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vāditra (वादित्र).—i. e. vad, [Causal.], + tra, n. 1. A musical instrument, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 64. 2. Instrumental music, [Indralokāgamana] 3, 9.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vāditra (वादित्र).—[neuter] musical instrument or = [preceding]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Vāditra (वादित्र):—[from vāda] n. a musical instrument, [Āpastamba]

2) [v.s. ...] music, musical performance, [ib.; Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa; Gautama-dharma-śāstra] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] a musical choir, [Uttamacaritra-kathānaka, prose version]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vāditra (वादित्र):—(traṃ) 1. n. Musical instrument.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vāditra (वादित्र) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vāitta.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vaditra in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vāditra (ವಾದಿತ್ರ):—

1) [noun] any musical instrument.

2) [noun] instrumental music.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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