Adhibala; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Adhibala (अधिबल, “outwitting”) refers to ‘outwitting’ through guile. Adhibala represents one of the thirteen garbhasandhi, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 21. Garbhasandhi refers to the “segments (sandhi) of the development part (garbha)” and represents one of the five segments of the plot (itivṛtta or vastu) of a dramatic composition (nāṭaka).

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Adhibala (अधिबल).—One of the thirteen elements of the ‘development segment’ (garbhasandhi);—(Description:) Deception by means of a trick called Outwitting (adhibala).

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Adhibala (अधिबल).—An interlocution of high words in mutual defiance; S. D.526.

Derivable forms: adhibalam (अधिबलम्).

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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