Adhogata; 4 Definition(s)
Adhogata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Adhogata (अधोगत) refers to a specific ‘movement of the head’ (śiras), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. The head is one of the six major limbs (aṅga) used to perform certain gestures (āṅgika). These gestures form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Adhogata (अधोगत).—One of the thirteen gestures of the head;—Instructions: The head with the face looking downwards is called the Adhogata. (Uses): It is used in shame, bowing [in salutation] and sorrow. (See the Nāṭyaśāstra 8-23)(Source): archive.org: Natya Shastra
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).
Languages of India and abroad
adhōgata (अधोगत).—a (S) Descended or gone down. 2 Situated below or under.
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adhōgata (अधोगत).—ad (S) Downwards. Restrictedly used; as a0 vāyu saralā; mājhēṃ sāṅgaṇēṃ a0 gēlēṃ (i.e. vainly or abortively.)(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
adhōgata (अधोगत).—a Descended or gone down. ad Downwards.
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adhōgata (अधोगत) [-ti, -ति].—f Descending into hell; hell; descent. adhōgatīsa jāṇēṃ Be smashed; go to pot.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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