Dasharupa, Dasha-rupa, Daśarūpa: 7 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Daśarūpa can be transliterated into English as Dasarupa or Dasharupa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Daśarūpa (दशरूप) refers to the “ten kinds of dramatic plays”, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 20. The compound daśarūpa is composed of the words daśa (‘ten’) and rūpa (‘drama’, also known as rūpaka).

They are as follows:

  1. Nāṭaka,
  2. Prakaraṇa,
  3. Aṅka (Utsṛṣṭikāṅka),
  4. Vyāyoga,
  5. Bhāṇa,
  6. Samavakāra,
  7. Vīthi,
  8. Prahasana,
  9. Ḍima,
  10. Īhāmṛga.
Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

The Daśarūpa (दशरूप) of Dhanañjaya was composed in the last quarter of the 10th century A.C. during the reign of Muñja (Vākpatirāja, II) the king of Malawa. This work, as its name implies, treats of the ten principal forms of dramatic works (rūpa) which constitute the subject-matter of chapter XX of the Nāṭyaśastra. (The Daśarūpa is also known as Daśarūpaka)

Natyashastra book cover
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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Daśarūpa (दशरूप).—[neuter] the ten forms of Viṣṇu, also = seq.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Daśarūpa (दशरूप) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—alaṃk. by Dhanaṃjaya. Oxf. 203^a. B. 3, 52. Ben. 40. Kāṭm. 8. Burnell. 56^a. Oppert. 1853. 2348. 2613. 3412. 6590. 7315. Ii, 2723. 5946. 6294. 6905. Rice. 284. Quoted by Kavicandra Oxf. 211^b, by Śaṅkara Oxf. 135^a, by Raṅganātha Oxf. 135^b, by Vidyānātha Burnell. 56^a.
—[commentary] Oppert. 5546.
—[commentary] Daśarūpāvaloka by Dhanika. Io. 396. Oxf. 203^a. K. 100. B. 3, 52. NW. 612. Burnell. 56^a. Oppert. 2614. Rice. 284. W. 1716.
—[commentary] by Nṛsiṃha Bhaṭṭa. Oppert. 2615.
—[commentary] by Pāṇi (?). Quoted Oxf. 135^b.

Daśarūpa has the following synonyms: Daśarūpaka.

2) Daśarūpa (दशरूप):—add NW. 612, and delete this number under
—[commentary].

3) Daśarūpa (दशरूप):—alaṃk. by Dhanaṃjaya. Bl. 145. 300. Cu. add. 919. Peters. 4, 27. Stein 62.
—[commentary] Daśarūpakapaddhati by Kuravirāma. Hz. 554.
—[commentary] Daśarūpāvaloka by Dhanika. Bl. 145. 300. Cu. add. 919. Peters. 4, 27. Stein 62.
—[commentary] by Devapāṇi (not merely Pāṇi). Quoted by Raṅganātha on Vikramorvaśī. Fl. 444.

Daśarūpa has the following synonyms: Daśarūpaka.

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

1) Daśarūpa (दशरूप):—[=daśa-rūpa] [from daśa] mfn. in [compound] the 10 forms of Viṣṇu (hence pa-bhṛt m. ‘Name of Viṣṇu’ [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]), [Daśarūpa i, 2]

2) [v.s. ...] the 10 kinds of dramas, [Bharata-nāṭya-śāstra xix, 46]

3) [v.s. ...] n. Name of [work] on rhetorical and dramatic composition (also called pāloka m. and pāvaloka m.)

[Sanskrit to German]

Dasharupa 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»] — Dasharupa in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Daśarūpa (ದಶರೂಪ):—[noun] = ದಶರೂಪಕ [dasharupaka].

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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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