Antarasvara, Antara-svara: 1 definition


Antarasvara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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: Natya Shastra

Antarasvara (अन्तरस्वर, “transitional note”).—The transitional note (antarasvara) should always relate to the ascending scale (ārohin) and be made especially weakened (alpa), but it should never be in the descending scale (avarohin). If it is made in the descending scale whether weak or strong, the transitional notes will lead śrutis to the jāti-rāgas.

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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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