Citrakara, aka: Citrakāra, Citra-kara; 7 Definition(s)

Introduction

Citrakara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 Chitrakara.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Citrakāra (चित्रकार, “painter”) refers a member of a theatrical party, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 35. Accordingly, “one who knows painting is a painter (citrakāra), and from his knowledge of dying (rañjana) a person is called a dyer (rajaka)”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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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India history and geogprahy

Citrakara is one of the Brāhmaṇa donees mentioned in the “Asankhali plates of Narasiṃha II” (1302 A.D.). When a grant was made to a large number of Brāhmaṇas, the chief amongst the donees seems to have been called Pānīyagrāhin especially. In the present record, though all the donees (eg., Citrakara) are referred to as Pāṇigrāhi-mahājana, their list is headed by a Brāhmaṇa with Pāṇigrahī as his surname.

These copper plates (mentioning Citrakara) were discovered from the house of a Santal inhabitant of Pargana Asankhali in the Mayurbhanj State (Orissa). It was made when king Vīra-Narasiṃhadeva was staying at the Bhairavapura-kaṭaka (city, camp or residence).

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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citrakāra (चित्रकार).—m (S) A painter, limner, drawer, picture-maker.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

citrakāra (चित्रकार).—m A painter, picture-maker.

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Citrakara (चित्रकर).—

1) a painter.

2) an actor.

Citrakara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms citra and kara (कर).

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Citrakāra (चित्रकार).—

1) a painter.

2) Name of a mixed tribe; (sthapaterapi gāndhikyāṃ citrakāro vyajāyata Parāśara).

Derivable forms: citrakāraḥ (चित्रकारः).

Citrakāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms citra and kāra (कार).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Citrakara (चित्रकर).—m.

(-raḥ) A painter. E. citra colouring, and kara who makes. citraṃ lekhyabhedaṃ āścaryaṃ vā karoti tācchīlyādau ṭa .

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Citrakāra (चित्रकार).—m.

(-raḥ) A painter. E. citra, and kāra who makes. citraṃ karoti kṛ-aṇ-upa-sa0 .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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