Ardhanatkuta, Ardhanatkuṭa, Ardhanat-kuta: 1 definition

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Ardhanatkuṭa (अर्धनत्कुट) refers to one of the varieties of the catuṣpadā type of song, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 31. Accordingly, “the song which is divided into halves, is called ardhanatkuṭa. And when followed by tryasra tāla, it is called ardhakhañja”.

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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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