Citrapada, Citra-pada, Citrapādā, Citrapadā: 10 definitions

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Citrapada 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chitrapada.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: svAbhinava: Abhinavagupta’s Treatment of the lāsyāṅgas

Citrapada (चित्रपद).—Name of an additional lāsyāṅga, or ‘elements of the gentle dance’;—In the citrapada, the heroine who is afflicted by the fire of love, diverts her mind, looking at the form of her lover (drawn in picture).

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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[«previous next»] — Citrapada in Chandas glossary
Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Citrapadā (चित्रपदा) refers to one of the 130 varṇavṛttas (syllabo-quantitative verse) dealt with in the second chapter of the Vṛttamuktāvalī, ascribed to Durgādatta (19th century), author of eight Sanskrit work and patronised by Hindupati: an ancient king of the Bundela tribe (presently Bundelkhand of Uttar Pradesh). A Varṇavṛtta (e.g., citra-padā) refers to a type of classical Sanskrit metre depending on syllable count where the light-heavy patterns are fixed.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Citrapada in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Citrapada (चित्रपद).—a.

1) divided into various parts.

2) full of graceful expressions.

Citrapada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms citra and pada (पद).

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Citrapādā (चित्रपादा).—the bird called Sārikā.

Citrapādā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms citra and pādā (पादा).

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

Citrapadā (चित्रपदा).—f.

(-dā) 1. A creeper, (Cissus pedata.) 2. A kind of metre. E. citra surprising, and pada foot.

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Citrapādā (चित्रपादा).—f.

(-dā) The Maina, a small bird so called. E. citra speckled, and pāda foot. citrau pādau yasyāḥ . śārikāyām .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Citrapada (चित्रपद).—adj. divided in several parts, 1, 5, 10.

Citrapada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms citra and pada (पद).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Citrapada (चित्रपद):—[=citra-pada] [from citra > cit] mfn. full of various (or graceful) words and expressions, [Mahābhārata iii, 1160; Bhāgavata-purāṇa i, 5, 10]

2) [v.s. ...] n. a metre of 4 x 23 syllables

3) Citrapadā (चित्रपदा):—[=citra-padā] [from citra-pada > citra > cit] f. Cissus pedata, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a metre of 4 x 8 syllables

5) Citrapādā (चित्रपादा):—[=citra-pādā] [from citra > cit] f. ‘speckled-footed’ = -netrā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Citrapadā (चित्रपदा):—[citra-padā] (dā) 1. f. A creeper (Cissus pedata); a kind of metre.

2) Citrapādā (चित्रपादा):—[citra-pādā] (dā) 1. f. A maina.

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Citrapada in German

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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 (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Citrapada in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Citrapada (ಚಿತ್ರಪದ):—

1) [noun] (pros.) a metre with ten syllables in each line.

2) [noun] (pros.) another metre with eight syllables in each line.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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