Cakravalayamaka, Cakravālayamaka: 3 definitions


Cakravalayamaka 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chakravalayamaka.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Cakravālayamaka (चक्रवालयमक), or simply cakravāla, refers to one of the ten kinds of yamaka, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 17. Yamaka is one of the four “figures of speech” (alaṃkāra), used when composing dramatic compositions (kāvya).

Source: Natya Shastra

Cakravālayamaka (चक्रवालयमक).—One of the ten kinds of yamaka;—Description of cakravālayamaka: When the word at the end of a foot is similar to the word at the beginning to the next foot, it is an instance of Cakravāla-Yamaka.

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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-English dictionary

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

Cakravālayamaka (चक्रवालयमक):—[=cakra-vāla-yamaka] [from cakra-vāla > cakra] n. a kind of artificial stanza (as, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya x, 6])

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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. 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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