[INDOLOGY] naagaraa

Nagaraj Paturi nagarajpaturi at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 23:28:32 EDT 2016


An instrument similar to this is used as a musical instrument though.

But that is called Naubat.

Taashaa and Marfaa are the versions of Naubat that are popular in
Hyderabad.

On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 8:09 AM, Nagaraj Paturi <nagarajpaturi at gmail.com>
wrote:

> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nagara,_a_percussion_instrument,_
> Rajasthan.jpg
>
> This page can be reached by searching for the search key word Dundubhi
> also.
>
> Deriving the word nagaaraa from the Urdu naqqaaraa sounds reasonable.
>
> Thanks George for the nagaaraa manTapam (manDapam) example.
>
> On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 8:01 AM, George Hart <glhart at berkeley.edu> wrote:
>
>> A usage of the instrument similar to that described by Nagaraj is found
>> in Tamil.
>>
>> From the Tamil Lexicon:
>>
>> நகராமண்டபம் nakarā-maṇṭapam
>>
>> , *n*. < *நகரா* +. Kettle-drum stations established by Tirumalai Naik
>> along the road from Šrīvilliputtūr to his palace at Madura for announcing
>> the completion of the worship of the Goddess at Šrīvilliputtūr, after which
>> he would take his food; ்ரீவில்லிபுத்தூர் நாய்ச்சி யாருக்கு ஆராதனை
>> முடிந்தபின் உண்பது என்ற விரத முடைமையால் அதனை யறிவித்தற்காக அவ்வூரிலிருந்து
>> மதுரைவரை நகராமூலம் செய்தி அறிவிக்குமாறு வழி நெடுகத் திருமலைநாயகரால்
>> அமைக்கப்பட்டுள்ள மண் டபங்கள்.
>>
>> The TL says Tamil *nakarā* (kettle drum) is an Arabic word (naqqāra)
>> borrowed through Urdu. George
>>
>> On Oct 26, 2016, at 7:15 PM, Nagaraj Paturi <nagarajpaturi at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> It is used in some Indian languages like Telugu in the form of nagaaraa.
>>
>> It is a drum only. It is a big/huge D shaped drum with the curve part of
>> the D shape downwards. The top part is the sounding part. Made to sound
>> with the help of two very big sticks.
>>
>> Not a 'musical instrument' though. It was used on the terraces of fort
>> entrances its sound indicating several different announcements: exits and
>> entries of kings, victories of kings, beginnings of events in the fort etc.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 3:24 AM, Greg Bailey <Greg.Bailey at latrobe.edu.au>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Dear List,
>>>
>>> A colleague who is not a member of the list asked about the meaning of
>>> the word n?gar??  Any help would be appreciated. I assume it might come
>>> from nagara, but to may relate to a musical instrument.
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>>
>>> Greg Bailey
>>>
>>>
>>> "Is *naagaraa* a Sanskrit word? Is it used in any Sanskrit source? I
>>> cann't find it in either Monnier-Williams or Macdonnel.
>>>
>>> Curt Sachs reports it as a cognate for Urdu* naqqaara* (kettledrum) in
>>> his 1917 catalogue (in German) of musical instruments in Burma and Assam. I
>>> think he is mistaken."
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>
>>
>> --
>> Nagaraj Paturi
>>
>> Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.
>>
>> Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies
>>
>> FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,
>>
>> (Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA )
>>
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>
> --
> Nagaraj Paturi
>
> Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.
>
> Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies
>
> FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,
>
> (Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA )
>
>
>
>



-- 
Nagaraj Paturi

Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.

Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies

FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,

(Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA )
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