Cashagata, Casha-gata, Cāṣagata: 2 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Cāṣagata can be transliterated into English as Casagata or Cashagata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chashagata.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Cāṣagata (चाषगत) is another name (synonym) for Adhyardha, a Sanskrit technical term referring to a one of the twenty maṇḍalas, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 12. The Cāṣagata-maṇḍala is classified as a ākāśa, or “aerial”, of which there are ten in total. A maṇḍala is a combination of cārīs (“dance-steps”), which refers refers to the simultaneous movement of the feet (pāda), shanks (jaṅghā) and the hip (ūru). From these cārīs proceed dance as well as movements in general.

Source: Natya Shastra

Cāṣagata (चाषगत).—A type of maṇḍala (series of cārīs) classified as earthly (bhūmi);—Instructions:

1) Going round with feet in the cāṣagatā-cārī is called the cārī-maṇḍala named cāṣagata. It is to be used in personal combat.

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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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