Adhogata, Adho-gata: 6 definitions


Adhogata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

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: Natya Shastra

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)

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

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.

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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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Adhogata (अधोगत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Descended, gone down. E. adhas down. gata gone.

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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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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Adhogata refers to: gone by, past. Adv. °ṃ since (cp. uddhaṃ adv. later or after) J.VI, 187 (ito māsaṃ adhogataṃ since one month ago).

Note: adhogata is a Pali compound consisting of the words adho and gata.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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