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What is the difference between nadai and gati?

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Ranganator
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What is the difference between nadai and gati?

Post by Ranganator » 04 Apr 2017, 15:23

Hi. I was going through the thread on chatusra thisram and came across the terms 'gati' and ' nadai ' being used differently. Earlier, I was of the opinion that both convey the same meaning. Can someone explain the difference, if any?

vasanthakokilam
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Re: What is the difference between nadai and gati?

Post by vasanthakokilam » 06 Apr 2017, 04:34

There may be two schools of thoughts on this and definitely many schools of confusions but for all practical purposes, they are used interchangeably. We will leave it at that.

Nick H
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Re: What is the difference between nadai and gati?

Post by Nick H » 06 Apr 2017, 14:31

Good idea, VK: saves a lot of brain pain! :)

girish_a
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Re: What is the difference between nadai and gati?

Post by girish_a » 02 May 2017, 22:28

vasanthakokilam wrote:
06 Apr 2017, 04:34
There may be two schools of thoughts on this and definitely many schools of confusions but for all practical purposes, they are used interchangeably. We will leave it at that.
Er, to my mind they are distinct things. Gati is tempo (indeed the word "gati" means speed). I've heard "taala gati" being used. Nadai signifies the number of "matras" (pulses) per beat.

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