Bhartridarika, Bhartṛdārikā, Bhartri-darika: 3 definitions


Bhartridarika 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 Bhartṛdārikā can be transliterated into English as Bhartrdarika or Bhartridarika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[«previous next»] — Bhartridarika in Natyashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Bhartṛdārikā (भर्तृदारिका, “young mistress”) refers to a specific “mode of address” (nāman) used in drama (nāṭya), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 19. Bhartṛdārikā is used by handmaids addressing unmarried princesses.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhartridarika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhartṛdārikā (भर्तृदारिका).—a young princess (a term of address in dramas).

Bhartṛdārikā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhartṛ and dārikā (दारिका).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhartṛdārikā (भर्तृदारिका):—[=bhartṛ-dārikā] [from bhartṛ-dāraka > bhartṛ > bhara] f. princess, [Mālavikāgnimitra; Kādambarī]

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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.

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