Abhyantara, aka: Ābhyantara; 8 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Ābhyantara (आभ्यन्तर, “private”) refers to one of the two types of āsanas “seats” (sitting postures) used in dramatic play (nāṭya); it is a Sanskrit technical term defined in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 12.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Ābhyantara (आभ्यन्तर) refers to “regular” histrionic representation;—The acting (lit. drama) which is performed by physical efforts which are not violent, hurried or complex, and which rest on proper tempo (laya), time (tāla) and the measurement of kalās, and in which words are distinctly uttered without harshness and hurry, is called “regular” (ābhyantara). It is called “regular” when it conforms to the rule (lit. within the lakṣaṇa or rule) and ‘irregular’ when it is outside the prescription of the śāstra.

2) Ābhyantara (आभ्यन्तर, “inside”).—One of the three classes of women (strī);—A woman belonging to a high family is a “homely” (ābhyantara) woman.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Abhyantara (अभ्यन्तर).—Interior; contained in, held in; cf. अभ्यन्तरश्च समुदाये अवयवः । तद्यथा वृक्षः प्रचलसहावयवैः प्रचलति (abhyantaraśca samudāye avayavaḥ | tadyathā vṛkṣaḥ pracalasahāvayavaiḥ pracalati) M. Bh. on I.1.56.

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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India history and geogprahy

Abhyantara (अभ्यन्तर) or Abhyantaraṣaṭṣaṣṭi is the name of a province (viṣaya) mentioned in the “Ṭhāṇā plates of Mummuṇirāja”. Abhyantara-ṣaṭṣaṣṭi is evidently identical with the Sthānkābhyantaraṣaṭshaṣṭi viṣaya mentioned in the Bhāṇḍup plates of Chittarāja. It was so called because it included the Śilāhāra capital Sthānaka (modern Ṭhāṇā) .

These copper plates (mentioning Abhyantara) were discovered in 1956 while digging the ground between the Church and the District Office at Ṭhāṇā, the chief town of the Ṭhāṇā District in Mahārāṣṭra. Its object is to record the grant, by the Śilāhāra Mummuṇirāja, of some villages and lands to learned Brāhmaṇas on the occasion of the lunar eclipse on the fifteenth tithi of the bright fortnight of Phālguna in the Śaka year 970, the cyclic year being Sarvadhārin.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Ābhyantara.—(HD), an officer specially intimate or in close contact with the king. Cf. Antaraṅga. See Rājataraṅgiṇī, VIII. 426. But cf. also Ābhyantarika, Abhyantar-opasthāyaka. Note: ābhyantara is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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abhyantara (अभ्यंतर).—n (S) The inner part. 2 Mind or heart. 3 Included space.

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ābhyantara (आभ्यंतर).—a S Inner, interior, internal.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

abhyantara (अभ्यंतर).—n The inner part. Mind, heart.

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ābhyantara (आभ्यंतर).—a Internal, inner.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Abhyantara (अभ्यन्तर).—a. [abhigatamantaram]

1) Interior, internal, inner (opp. bāhya); R.17.45; K.66; कृच्छ्रोऽभ्यन्तरशोणिते (kṛcchro'bhyantaraśoṇite) Y. 3.292.

2) Being included in, one of a group or body; देवीपरिजनाभ्यन्तरः (devīparijanābhyantaraḥ) M.5; गणाभ्यन्तर एव च (gaṇābhyantara eva ca) Ms.3.154; R.8.95

3) Initiated in, skilled or proficient in, familiar or conversant with; with loc., or sometimes gen., or in comp.; संगीतकेऽभ्यन्तरे स्वः (saṃgītake'bhyantare svaḥ) M.5. अहो प्रयोगाभ्यन्तरः प्राश्निकः (aho prayogābhyantaraḥ prāśnikaḥ) M.2; अनभ्यन्तरे आवां मदनगतस्य वृत्तान्तस्य (anabhyantare āvāṃ madanagatasya vṛttāntasya) Ś.3; मन्त्रेष्वभ्यन्तराः के स्युः (mantreṣvabhyantarāḥ ke syuḥ) Rām., see अभ्यन्तरीकृ (abhyantarīkṛ) below.

4) Nearest, intimate, closely or intimately related; त्यक्ताश्चाभ्यन्तरा येन (tyaktāścābhyantarā yena) Pt.1.259.

-ram The inside or interior, inner or interior part of anything), space within; प्रविश्याभ्यन्तरं रिपुः (praviśyābhyantaraṃ ripuḥ) (nāśayet) Pt. 2.38; K.15,17,18; °गतः आत्मा (gataḥ ātmā) M.5. inmost soul; शमीमिवाभ्यन्तरलीनपावकां (śamīmivābhyantaralīnapāvakāṃ) R.3.9; Bg.5.27, V.2, Mk.1, पर्णाभ्यन्तरलीनतां विजहति (parṇābhyantaralīnatāṃ vijahati) Ś.7.8.

2) Included space, interval (of time or place); षण्मासाभ्यन्तरे (ṣaṇmāsābhyantare) Pt.4.

3) The mind.

-ram, -rataḥ adv. In the interior, inside, inward.

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Ābhyantara (आभ्यन्तर).—a. (- f.) [अभ्यन्तरे भवः अण् (abhyantare bhavaḥ aṇ)]

1) Interior, inner, inward; as आभ्यन्तरो भृत्यवर्ग (ābhyantaro bhṛtyavarga).

2) One of the two kinds of प्रयत्न (prayatna) or effort giving rise to the vocal sounds.

-raḥ An officer in close contact or specially intimate with the king. RT.8.426.

-rikaḥ An officer connected with harem. Rāmgani Copperplate of Īśvaraghoṣa (Inscriptions of Bengal, p.149).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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