Cittavilasita, Citta-vilasita, Cittavilāsita: 1 definition

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Cittavilasita 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 Chittavilasita.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Cittavilāsita (चित्तविलासित) refers to a type of syllabic metre (vṛtta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 16. In this metre, the fifth, the seventh and the eight syllables of a foot (pāda) are heavy (guru), while the rest of the syllables are light (laghu).

⏑⏑⏑¦⏑⎼⏑¦⎼⎼¦¦⏑⏑⏑¦⏑⎼⏑¦⎼⎼¦¦
⏑⏑⏑¦⏑⎼⏑¦⎼⎼¦¦⏑⏑⏑¦⏑⎼⏑¦⎼⎼¦¦

Cittavilāsita falls in the Anuṣṭup (Anuṣṭubh) class of chandas (rhythm-type), which implies that verses constructed with this metre have four pādas (‘foot’ or ‘quarter-verse’) containing eight syllables each.

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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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