Questions tagged [gandharva]

Gandharva is a name used for distinct heavenly beings in Hinduism and Buddhism; it is also a term for skilled singers in Indian classical music.

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Are there details of the fight between Chitrangada and the gandharva with the same name?

I want to know if there are details of the fight between Chitrangada (brother of Bhishma) and the gandharva with the same name.
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Scripture showing ways to summon Gandharva, Yaksha and Kinnar

Is there any Scripture which provides complete information on how to summon Gandharva, Yaksha and Kinnar?
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What is the difference between Yaksha & Gandharvas?

I have read that Gandharvas are related to music and Yakshas are related to nature. Other than these specializations I can't understand the difference. Are Gandharvas heavenly while Yakshas are ...
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What is the oldest text on Gandharva Veda?

In this answer, it is told that Gandharva Veda (Music Theory) is one of the four Upa Vedas, the other three being Ayurveda, Dhanurveda and Arthashastra. What is the oldest text on Gandharva Veda?...
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Are Gandharvs related to Gandhar?

Gandharvas are a class of male nature spirits, having superb musical skills and are guardians of Soma. Gandhar was an ancient kingdom located in modern day Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is mentioned, ...
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What is the story of Indra, Kutsa & the Gandharva?

Rigveda Book 8 Hymn 1 mentions the following: 11 When Sūra wounded Etaśa, with Vāta's rolling winged car. Indra bore Kutsa Ārjuneya off, and mocked Gandharva. the unconquered One. 12 He ...
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What is the story of Gandharva Pushpadanta?

The famous Shiva Mahimna Stotra is said to be authored by Gandharva Pushpadanta. Besides the facts that he was a Gandharva and an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, is there any other information ...
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Is the word “Gandharva” related to the conception of an embryo?

In Pali Buddhism, the word "gandhabba" is used in relation to the conception of an embryo. In the following passage, the question is asked to & answered by Brahmins. Therefore, it seems this ...
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Arjuna is gifted Chakshushi by a Gandharva

Subsequent to their miraculous escape from the house of lac in Varnavat, the Pandavas along with their mother Kunti ,roamed around/lived in the forests for a long period of time. One day, Arjuna had ...
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What is Hierarchy/levels of beings from humans to Brahman?

In various references, incidents, anecdotes etc we come across beings like human, Deva, Gandharva, Yaksha, Pitru, Aditya, Rudra, Vasu (not Vaasu), Naga, Asura, Pitru etc. While the Bramhasutra ...