Bhramaraka: 8 definitions

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Bhramaraka (भ्रमरक).—One of the 108 karaṇas (minor dance movement) mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 4. The instructions for this bhramaraka-karaṇa is as follows, “hands Svastika feet in Āskipta Cārī, hands in Udveṣṭita movement, and Trika turned round [in the Bhramarī Cārī].”.

A karaṇa represents a minor dance movements and combines sthāna (standing position), cārī (foot and leg movement) and nṛttahasta (hands in dancing position).

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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 dictionary

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

Bhramaraka (भ्रमरक).—[bhramara svārthe ka]

1) A bee.

2) A whirlpool, an eddy.

-kaḥ, -kam 1 A lock of hair or curl hanging down on the forehead.

2) A ball for playing with.

3) A humming top,

Derivable forms: bhramarakaḥ (भ्रमरकः).

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

Bhramaraka (भ्रमरक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. Hair curled upon the forehead. 2. A bee. 3. A ball for playing with. 4. A whirlpool. E. bhramara a bee, &c. kan aff.

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

1) Bhramaraka (भ्रमरक):—[from bhram] mn. a curl on the forehead, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. bhramarālaka)

2) [v.s. ...] m. a bee, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a ball for playing with, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a whirlpool, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [from bhram] n. a humming-top (-bhrāmam with [Causal] of √bhram, to cause to spin like a humming-top, [Bālarāmāyaṇa])

6) [v.s. ...] honey of the large black bee, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhramaraka (भ्रमरक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. Hair curled on the forehead; a bee; a whirlpool.

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Bhramaraka in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhramaraka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhramaraka (ಭ್ರಮರಕ):—

1) [noun] = ಭ್ರಮರ - [bhramara -] 1.

2) [noun] the curly hair dangling on the forehead.

3) [noun] water moving rapidly in a circle so as to produce a depression in the center into which floating objects may be drawn; a whirlpool.

4) [noun] a top (a conical toy) that makes continuous jarring sound, while spinning.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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