Ceshtakrita, Ceṣṭākṛta: 1 definition


Ceshtakrita 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 Ceṣṭākṛta can be transliterated into English as Cestakrta or Ceshtakrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Cheshtakrita.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Ceṣṭākṛta (चेष्टाकृत) refers to “movements of the entire body”. It is one of the three types of āṅgika “gestures” (physical representations), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. Ceṣṭākṛta includes the śākhā, the aṅga and the upāṅga. Āṅgika represents one of the four categories of representation (abhinaya), which are used in communicating the meaning of the drama and calling forth the sentiment (rasa). The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.

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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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