Ceshtima, aka: Ceṣṭima; 1 Definition(s)


Ceshtima 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 Ceṣṭima can be transliterated into English as Cestima or Ceshtima, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Cheshtima.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Ceṣṭima (चेष्टिम) refers to “moving object” and is one of the four types of pusta, or “modal work”, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. Pusta represents one of the categories of nepathya, or “costumes and make-up”, the perfection of which forms the main concern of the Āhāryābhinaya, or “extraneous representation”, a critical component for a successful dramatic play.

According to the Nāṭyaśāstra, “that which can be made to move, is called a ‘moving object’ (ceṣṭima)”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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context information

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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