Dandapupikanyaya, Daṇḍapūpikānyāya, Daṇḍāpūpikānyāya: 2 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Source: Shodhganga: Mankhaka a sanskrit literary genius (natya)

Daṇḍāpūpikānyāya (दण्डापूपिकान्याय).—The maxim of the stick and the cake (daṇḍāpūpikānyāya) has been explained as follows—When it is said that the stick (on which cakes were placed) has been eaten by a mouse, it naturally follows that the cakes connected with the stick have also been eaten. The stick, being very hard, can be eaten with great difficulty; if it has been eaten, there can be no question as to the eating of the cakes (that are very soft, compared to the stick) which are placed on the stick. The daṇḍāpūpikānyāya is, therefore, one, by which, in accordance with the above example, on the strength of one fact that is given or admitted, another fact comes in (i.e. has to be admitted or presumed) on account of the applicability to the latter of the same circumstances which are ascertained with certainty in the former.

Also see Arthāpatti (presumption or necessary conclusion): a type of Alaṃkāra (figure of speech).

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

daṇḍapūpikānyāya (दंडपूपिकान्याय).—m S (Law of the pole and the affixed cake.) The law of the means and the end, of the head and the appurtenances, of the principal and the subordinate or included. Ex. rājācā jaya kēlyānantara tyācyā sēnēcā jaya arthātaca daṇḍapūpikānyāyēṃ hōtō.

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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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