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Asambadha, aka: Asambādhā, Asambādha; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Asambadha means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Asambādhā (असम्बाधा) refers to a type of syllabic metre (vṛtta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 16. In this metre, the first five and the last three syllables of a foot (pāda) are heavy (guru), while the rest of the syllables are light (laghu).

⎼⎼⎼¦⎼⎼⏑¦⏑⏑⏑¦⏑⏑⎼¦⎼⎼¦¦⎼⎼⎼¦⎼⎼⏑¦⏑⏑⏑¦⏑⏑⎼¦⎼⎼¦¦
⎼⎼⎼¦⎼⎼⏑¦⏑⏑⏑¦⏑⏑⎼¦⎼⎼¦¦⎼⎼⎼¦⎼⎼⏑¦⏑⏑⏑¦⏑⏑⎼¦⎼⎼¦¦

Asambādhā falls in the Śakkarī class of chandas (rhythm-type), which implies that verses constructed with this metre have four pādas (‘foot’ or ‘quarter-verse’) containing fourteen syllables each.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstraNāṭyaśāstra book cover
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Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (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 (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).

In Buddhism

Pali

Asambādha, (adj.) (a + sambādha) unobstructed Sn. 150 (= sambādha-virahita KhA 248); J. I, 80; ThA. 293. (Page 88)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English DictionaryPali book cover
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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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