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Wave 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.

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Gitashastra (science of music)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (gita)

The Wave (of sound) is believed as śabdabrahma, according to the Vākyapadīya.—In the Maitreyopaniṣad, the knowledge of śabdabrahma is considered as the ultimate way of realizing the supreme spirit—“śabdabrahmaṇi niṣṇātaḥ paraṃ brahmādhigacchati”.—Śabda or Nāda i.e., sound is the soul of vocal Music. In ancient time, the Ṛṣis have the power to realise the existence of natural forces and united themselves with the natural powers.

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Gitashastra (गीतशास्त्र, gītaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of Music (gita or samgita), which is traditionally divided in Vocal music, Instrumental music and Dance (under the jurisdiction of music). The different elements and technical terms are explained in a wide range of (often Sanskrit) literature.

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