Avaloka: 12 definitions
Avaloka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Avaloka (अवलोक) is another name for Avalokita: one of the thirty-three alaṃkāras (embellishments), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 29. These alaṃkāras, or, ‘embellishments of song’, depend upon the four types of varṇas, which refers to a specific order of musical notes (svara). They are attached to the songs of seven forms, although not generally used in the dhruvās.
According to the Nāṭyaśāstra, “avaloka is when in the udvāhita the repeated kalās are in the descending scale”.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Seeing, beholding; जृम्भाङ्गभङ्गनयनमीलनाङ्गावलोककृत् (jṛmbhāṅgabhaṅganayanamīlanāṅgāvalokakṛt) S. D.; वनशोभावलोकाय (vanaśobhāvalokāya) V.4.31.
3) Looking down upon with compassion.
Derivable forms: avalokaḥ (अवलोकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) Sight, seeing. E. ava, and lokṛ to see, ac aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avaloka (अवलोक).—[ava-lok + a], m. 1. Sight, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 71. 2. Observation, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 38, 5.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avaloka (अवलोक).—[masculine] na [neuter] sight, seeing.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avaloka (अवलोक):—[=ava-loka] [from ava-lok] m. looking upon or at, viewing, [Vikramorvaśī; Śiśupāla-vadha ix, 71; Sāhitya-darpaṇa], look, glance, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Avaloka (अवलोक):—[ava-loka] (kaḥ) 1. m. Seeing.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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 (even English!). 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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Avaloka (अवलोक) [Also spelled avalok]:—[[~kana]] (nm) seeing, beholding, viewing; perusal; scanning; ~[kanīya, ~kya] worth seeing; ~[kita] seen, beholded; perused.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Avalōka (ಅವಲೋಕ):—[noun] = ಅವಲೋಕನ [avalokana].
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Avalokaka, Avalokalava, Avalokana, Avalokanagriha, Avalokanaka, Avalokanartha, Avalokanasutra, Avalokanem, Avalokani, Avalokaniya, Avalokayati, Avalokayitar, Avalokayitavya, Avalokayitri.
Ends with: Bhavaloka, Candravaloka, Chandravaloka, Dasharupavaloka, Hautrasutravaloka, Hautravaloka, Kavyavaloka, Manavaloka, Nyayatattvavaloka, Samantavaloka, Samanyabhavaloka, Shabdavaloka, Simhavaloka, Subarthatattvavaloka, Taravaloka, Tattvaratnavaloka, Vaishnavaloka, Virasimhavaloka.
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Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Dasarupaka (critical study) (by Anuru Ranjan Mishra)
Introduction to the Samavakāra type of Drama < [Chapter 6 - Samavakāra (critical study)]
Introduction to the Ḍima type of Drama < [Chapter 4 - Ḍima (critical study)]
Introduction to the Nāṭaka type of Drama < [Chapter 1 - Nāṭaka (critical study)]
Natyashastra (English) (by Bharata-muni)