Daiviki, aka: Daivikī; 2 Definition(s)


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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Daivikī (दैविकी, “divine”) is a Sanskrit technical term used in plays and dramas (nāṭya), as explained in the Nāṭyaśāstra.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Daivikī (दैविकी, “divine”).—The success (siddhi) in dramatic production (nāṭaka) which includes an excessive display of the sattva and expresses the psychological states (bhāva) clearly is to be taken by the spectators as divine (daivikī or daivī). When there is no noise, no disturbance, no unusual occurrence during the production of a play and the auditorium is full of spectators, the success called divine

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra
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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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