Varshaganya, aka: Varsha-ganya, Vārṣagaṇya; 3 Definition(s)


Varshaganya 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 Vārṣagaṇya can be transliterated into English as Varsaganya or Varshaganya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Vārṣagaṇya (वार्षगण्य) refers to one of the four “ways of using weapons” (releasing missiles), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 11. These ‘ways’ are known as nyāya and arise out of the various cārīs (‘dance-steps’).

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Vārṣagaṇya (वार्षगण्य).—One of the four nyāyas (ways of using weapons)—Instructions: The walking about in the Vārṣagaṇya Nyāya will be similar to that in the Sāttvata, and the weapon and the shield also should be flourished similarly but these should go round the head.

Source: Natya Shastra
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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Vārṣagaṇya (वार्षगण्य).—An ancient hermit. The Gandharva King Viśvāvasu learned about the connection between the individual soul and the Universal soul, from this hermit. (Mahābhārata Śānti Parva, Chapter 318, Verse 59).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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