Vennir, Vennīr: 1 definition
Vennir 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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Vennir refers to the “sacred white ash”, as mentioned in the Kaṭalāṭukkāṭai, which is a chapter of the Cilappatikāram: an ancient epic authored by Ilango Adigal representing an important piece of Tamil literature.—Accordingly, while describing the Panṭaraṅkam (one of the eleven dances): Nān muka (Brahma with four heads), who stood in front of the chariot, could see Śiva in the image of Bharati, with the Devas as chariot, and the four Vedas as four horses. He danced smeared with vennīr (the sacred white ash) wearing a long dress and holding a sharp thorny stick while he danced.
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).
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Full-text: Nan-muka, Pantarankam.
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