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kinnara

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism — Indian Music.

One of a centaur-like class of semi-divine beings with human heads and horses' bodies (or vice-versa). Like the Gandharvas,

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kinnara

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism — Indian Music.

One of a centaur-like class of semi-divine beings with human heads and horses' bodies (or vice-versa). Like the Gandharvas,

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kinnara

W. J. Johnson.

in A Dictionary of Hinduism

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hinduism. 35 words.

One of a centaur-like class of semi-divine beings with human heads and horses' bodies (or vice-versa). Like the Gandharvas,

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Kinnara

Saṅgīt Mahābhāratī.

in The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian Music. 28 words.

Celestial musicians referred to in Hindu mythology. They are mentioned as the instrumental accompanists of Gandharvas (celestial singers). The veena

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The Language of the Indus Civilization

Asko Parpola.

in The Roots of Hinduism

September 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 4568 words.

The Indus script was used to write only one language in South Asia, but in West Asia also some other(s) in addition to the Harappan language. Mesopotamians needed interpreters to understand...

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kiṃnara

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 36 words.

(Skt.; Pāli, kinnara).

A class of heavenly beings who in early sources resemble a bird with a man's head and

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Shankar, Ravi (1920)

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 75 words.

Dir. of instr. ens., India Radio, 1949–56. Founder‐dir., Kinnara Sch. of Mus., Bombay, 1962. Toured Europe and N.

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Shankar, Ravi (1920)

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

Edited by Tim Rutherford-Johnson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 76 words.

Indian sitar‐player and composer. Dir. of instr ens, India Radio, 1949–56. Founder‐dir., Kinnara Sch of Music, Bombay, 1962.

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kiṃnara

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

(Skt.; Pāli, kinnara).

A class of heavenly beings who in early sources resemble a bird with a man's head and according to later texts are similar to centaurs. They act as musicians...

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Ravi Shankar

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music.

(1920– )

Indian sitar player and composer. He has been largely responsible for the interest in Indian music in the western world during the last thirty years.

A precocious...

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Devatās, Nats, And Phii In South and Southeast Asia

Ellison Banks Findly.

in Buddhism

P ublished online September 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Zen Buddhism. 8608 words.

In South and Southeast Asia, Buddhism developed in the midst of local religious worship that was peopled by beings called devatās, occupying a space somewhere between humans and gods. This...

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