Aksharasamghata, Akshara-samghata, Akṣarasaṃghāta: 2 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Akṣarasaṃghāta can be transliterated into English as Aksarasamghata or Aksharasamghata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Akṣarasaṃghāta (अक्षरसंघात, “due word combinations”) refers to one of the thirty-six “characteristic features” (lakṣaṇa) of perfect ‘poetic compositions’ (kāvyabandha) and ‘dramatic compositions’ (dṛśyakāvya, or simply kāvya). According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 17, these thirty-six lakṣaṇas act as instructions for composing playwrights. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Akṣarasaṃghāta (अक्षरसंघात, “compactness”).—One of the thirty-six lakṣaṇa, or “excellent points of a dramatic composition”;—Description of akṣarasaṃghāta: When a wonderful sense is expressed by means of a small number of syllables with double entendre, it is called the mark named Compactness (akṣara-saṃghāta, lit. “assemblage of syllables”).

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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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