Devadasi, aka: Devadāsī, Deva-dasi; 3 Definition(s)
Devadasi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Devadāsī (देवदासी) or ‘maid-servants to gods’ seem to have been not only dancers, but also actresses assuming male roles also.Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra
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).
Languages of India and abroad
dēvadāsī (देवदासी).—f (S) A female dancer and courtesan attached to a temple.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
dēvadāsī (देवदासी).—f A female dancer and court- ezan attached to a temple.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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