Ashmakutta, Aśmakuṭṭa, Ashman-kutta: 3 definitions

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Ashmakutta 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.

The Sanskrit term Aśmakuṭṭa can be transliterated into English as Asmakutta or Ashmakutta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Aśmakuṭṭa (अश्मकुट्ट) is the Sanskrit name of one of Bharata’s sons, mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.26-33. After Brahmā created the Nāṭyaveda (nāṭyaśāstra), he ordered Bharata to teach the science to his (one hundred) sons. Bharata thus learned the Nāṭyaveda from Brahmā, and then made his sons study and learn its proper application. After their study, Bharata assigned his sons (eg., Aśmakuṭṭa) various roles suitable to them.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (A) next»] — Ashmakutta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aśmakuṭṭa (अश्मकुट्ट).—a.

1) breaking anything on stones.

2) broken by a stone.

-ṭṭaḥ, -ṭṭakaḥ a class of devotees; a वानप्रस्थ (vānaprastha) Rām.3.6.2; Y.3.49; Ms.6.17.

Aśmakuṭṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aśman and kuṭṭa (कुट्ट). See also (synonyms): aśmakuṭṭaka.

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

Aśmakuṭṭa (अश्मकुट्ट).—mfn.

(-ṭṭaḥ-ṭṭā-ṭṭaṃ) Who or what breaks with a stone. 2. Bruised or broken by stones. E. aśma and kuṭṭa what bruises or breaks.

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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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