Atidesha, aka: Atideśa; 3 Definition(s)


Atidesha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Atideśa can be transliterated into English as Atidesa or Atidesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Arthaśāstra (politics and welfare)

Atideśa (अतिदेश) refers to “application” and is the name of a yukti, or ‘technical division’, according to which the contents of the Arthaśāstra by Cāṇakya are grouped. Cāṇakya (4th-century BCE), aka Kauṭilya, was the chief minister of Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of the famous Maurya Empire.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Arthaśāstra
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Arthaśāstra (अर्थशास्त्र, artha-shastra) literature concers itself with subjects such as statecraft, economics politics and military tactics. The term arthaśāstra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kauṭilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Atideśa (अतिदेश, “agreement”) refers to one of the twelve froms of verbal representation (vācika), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24. These verbal representations are to be expressed using the various representations of the body (śārira). Vācika forms a part of abhinaya (techniques of representation) which is used in communicating the meaning of the drama (nāṭya) and calling forth the sentiment (rasa).

According to the Nāṭyaśāastra, “saying ‘you have said what was uttered by me’ is an example of agreement (atideśa)”.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

atidēśa (अतिदेश).—m S Extending (a rule, precept, reasoning, principle, or any affirmation or predicate) beyond the case in hand; applying it to all cases or subjects bearing such resemblance or relation as to require or to warrant the application; understanding here or now what strictly or primarily belongs to another place or another time. 2 An order or command.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Search found 7 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Viśeṣātideśa (विशेषातिदेश).—a special supplementary rule, special extended application. Derivab...
1) Yukti (युक्ति).—Argumentation: reasoning; 2) Yukti.—Current maxim: cf. युक्तिसिद्धमेतत् (yuk...
Vācikā (वाचिका).—Expressing directly, denoting; (fem. of वाचक (vācaka)); cf. तयेरभिसंबन्धस्य षष...
adēśā (अदेशा) [-sā, -सा].—m Doubt, apprehension, sur- mise, fearful anticipation.--- OR --- ādē...
Anudeśa (अनुदेश).—1) Pointing back; rule or direction which refers or points back to a previous...
Vatinirdeśa (वतिनिर्देश).—Specific statement by putting the word वत् (vat) for the sake of exte...
atidiṣṭa (अतिदिष्ट).—a S Extended or applied beyond &c. See under atidēśa. 2 Ordered.

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