Avaspandita, Avaspaṇḍita: 2 definitions
Avaspandita 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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Avaspandita (अवस्पन्दित, “ominous significance”) refers to one of the thirteen types of vīthi, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 20. Avaspandita can also be translated as “re-interpretation”. Vīthi represents one of the daśarūpa or, “ten kinds of dramatic plays”, which are said to have originated from the various styles (vṛtti), discussed in chapter 22 of the same work.Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra
Avaspandita (अवस्पन्दित).—One of the thirteen types of vīthi;—That, one attaches (lit. creates) out of misunderstanding an auspicious or inauspicious meaning (lit. auspicious or inauspicious rise) to the words (lit. meaning) mentioned, is an instance of Ominous Significance (avaspandita).
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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