Causashtakala, aka: Causaṣṭakaḷā, Causaṣṭakalā; 2 Definition(s)


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causaṣṭakaḷā (चौसष्टकळा).—f pl The sixty-four arts or accomplishments: as contrad. from caudāvidyā The fourteen sciences. These are gīta Singing or song; vādya Instrumental music; nṛtya Dancing; nāṭya Union of dancing, singing, and instrumental music; ālēkhya Writing and Drawing; viśēṣakacchēdya Tattooing, or the making of spots, lines, and figures on the person by puncturing and staining; taṇḍulakusumabaliprakāra Investigating and arraying (an idol &c.) with rice and flowers; puṣpāstaraṇa Spreading and arranging a couch of flowers; daśanavasanāṅga- rāga Painting, staining, dyeing, coloring (of teeth, clothes, body); maṇibhūmikākarma Infixing gems or stained glass into a floor, mosaic work; śayanaracana Laying and disposing of beds, sofas, reclining carpets and cushions; udakavādya Playing on musical glasses with water; nēpathyayōga Scenic representation; stage-playing; udakaghāta Arresting and accumulating water in aqueduct-cisterns or reservoirs; citrayōga Picture-making; limning, decorating &c.; mālyagrathanavikalpa Stringing of rosaries, necklaces, garlands, wreaths; karṇapatrabhaṅga Art of making ear-ornaments; pānakarasarāgāsavayōjana Preparing of lemonades, sherbets, acidulated drinks, spirituous extracts, with the due flavor and color; sūcīvānakarma Needlework, tailorwork, sewing; sūtra- krīḍā Making of parrots, flowers, tufts, tassels, bunches, bosses, knops &c. out of yarn or thread; sugandhayukti Art of making perfumes; vīṇāḍamarūkavādyā- ni Drum or tabor beating; prahēlikākūṭavāṇījñāna Solution of riddles, enigmas, covert speech, and verbal puzzles; pratimālā Casting or moulding of images; durvacakayōga Device or strategy for outwitting and overcoming the wicked; pustakavācana or pustaka- vācāśakti Reading, including chanting or intoning; nāṭakākhyāyikādarśana Histrionic or scenic representation; kāvyasamasyāpūraṇa Completing stanzas upon receiving a part; supplying or filling up of the " Sic vos non vobis;" paṭṭikāvētrabāṇavikalpa Practice with sword, single stick, quarterstaff, bow and arrow, &c., fencing, archery &c.; puṣpavaṭikānimitta- jñāna Floriculture; yantramātṛkādhāraṇamātṛkāsaṃvācyaṃ Art of forming mystical diagrams and of addressing spells, binding amulets &c.; mānasīkāvyakriyā Poetic creation or invention; chalitayōga Art of deceit and trickery; tarkakarma Reasoning or inferring, weighing, pondering, considering; takṣaṇa Chopping, paring, planing, carpenter-work; vāstu Architecture; raupyaratnaparīkṣā Knowledge of coins, medals, and gems; dhātuvāda Chemistry or Mineralogy; maṇi- rāgajñāna Coloring (by foil or upādhi q. v.) of gems and beads; bālakrīḍana Skill in youthful sports; ākarajñāna Judgment or connoisseurship of (i. e. of the appropriate places of and of the nature, quantities, and qualities of the contents of) mines and quarries; vṛkṣāyurvēdayōga Art of determining the age of trees and plants; mēṣakukkuṭalāvakayuddhavidhi Setting to fight of goats, cocks, quails &c.; śuka- sārikāpralāpana Teaching of starlings, parrots &c. to speak; utsāhana Setting on; stirring up; inciting, animating, stimulating; kēśamārjanakauśala Dressing the hair with unguents and perfumes; abhi- dhāna kōśa Knowledge of the dictionaries or of many vocables, languages, dialects; copia verborum vel fandi; śēkharāpīḍayōjana Binding of turbans and chaplets, and forming of crests and topknots; gandhayukti Art of preparing perfumes and odors; bhūṣaṇa yōjana Disposing of ornaments and decorations; aindrajāla Magic or sorcery; krauñcamāraṇayōga Art of assuming disguises, characters, and deceptive forms; hastalāghava Dexterity or manual skill; citra- śākāpūpabhaktavikārakriyā Culinary art, cookery; akṣaramuṣṭikākathana Art of divining the contents of a closed hand; dēśabhāṣājñāna Knowledge of one's own tongue and of its dialects; chandōjñāna Knowledge of scanning or constructing verses; kriyā- vikalpa Knowledge of processes and methods in general; vastragōpana Art of disguising and falsifying cloths (of making cotton to appear as silk, coarse and common, to appear as fine or good); dyūtaviśēṣa Art of playing with false dice &c., gambling-roguery; ākarṣakakrīḍā Art of drawing into one's possession (as by mantras) of the property of others; mlēcchitakavikalpa Discrimination of foreign languages (from the Sanskrit); vainā- yikavidyājñāna, vaijayikavidyājñāna, vaitālikavidyājñāna Knowledge of the several departments of conjuration, charming, and devilcraft.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

causaṣṭakaḷā (चौसष्टकळा).—f pl The 64 arts or accom- plishments.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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