Yal, aka: Yāl; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

Yal 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.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Yal (यल्).—tad. affix य (ya) in the sense of possession found in Vedic Literature added optionally with the affix ख (kha) (ईन (īna))to the words वेशोभग (veśobhaga) and यशोभग (yaśobhaga); e.g वेशोभग्य (veśobhagya); वेशोभगीनः यशोभग्यः, यशोभागिनः (veśobhagīnaḥ yaśobhagyaḥ, yaśobhāginaḥ); cf. P.IV.4.131.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Yal refers to a “stringed musical instrument”, as defined in Cilappatikāram: an ancient epic authored by Ilango Adigal representing an important piece of Tamil literature.—In the orchestra, flute was followed by yal (stringed musical instrument); yal was followed by mattalam (drums); mattalam was followed by kuṭamula (a kind of wind instrument). Mula was followed by āmantirikai (kind of drum). The above mentioned instruments blended with each other.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)
Natyashastra book cover
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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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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Yāl refers to a “stringed instrument”, representing one of the several “attributes” (āyudha) or “accessories” of a detiy commonly seen depicted in Hindu iconography, defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—The śilpa texts have classified the various accessories under the broad heading of āyudha or karuvi (implement), including even flowers, animals, and musical instruments. The musical instruments held in the hands of deities are, for example, Yāl.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Shilpashastra book cover
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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.

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Relevant definitions

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Mattalam
Mattalam refers to “drums”, as defined in Cilappatikāram: an ancient epic authored by Ilan...
Kutamula
Kuṭamula refers to a “kind of wind instrument”, as defined in Cilappatikāram: an ancient epic a...
Amantirikai
Āmantirikai refers to a “kind of drum”, as defined in Cilappatikāram: an ancient epic authored ...
Pukarkantam
Pukārkkāṇṭam is a part of the Cilappatikāram: an ancient epic authored by Ilango Adigal re...

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