Dhiralalita, Dhīralalita, Dhira-lalita, Dhīralalitā: 9 definitions

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Dhiralalita 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Dhīralalita (धीरललित) refers to the “self-controlled and light-hearted” type of hero and represents one of the four classes of heroes (nāyaka) defined in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 34. Accordingly, “kings are self-controlled and light-hearted (dhīralalita)”.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)

Dhīralalita (धीरललित) refers to a “hero who is interested in fine arts and always happy and carefree” (kaiśikī-vṛtti) and represents one of the four kinds of “heroes” (nāyaka) in a dramatic representation, as used within the classical tradition of Indian dance and performance, also known as Bharatanatyam.—In the depiction of any mood or sentiment, a dance performance or a dramatic representation takes the medium of the hero (nāyaka) and the heroine (nāyikas). The heroes are once again classified on the basis of their nature into four types [viz., Dhīralalita].

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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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Kavyashastra (science of poetry)

Source: Shodhganga: Bhismacaritam a critical study

Dhīralalita (धीरललित) refers to one of the four kinds of Nāyaka (“epic heroes”) in a Mahākāvya (‘epic poem’).—The self-controlled and the light-hearted hero (dhīralalita) is free from anxiety, fond of arts (songs, dance etc) happy and gentle. [...] These are the four popular types of heroes who lead other characters whether their action is directed towards success in love or any heroic exploit.

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Kavyashastra (काव्यशास्त्र, kāvyaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian tradition of poetry (kavya). Canonical literature (shastra) of the includes encyclopedic manuals dealing with prosody, rhetoric and various other guidelines serving to teach the poet how to compose literature.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dhiralalita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhīralalita (धीरललित).—hero of a poetic composition who is firm and brave, but sportive and reckless; निश्चिन्तो मृदुरनिशं कलापरो धीरललितः स्यात् (niścinto mṛduraniśaṃ kalāparo dhīralalitaḥ syāt) S. D.68.

Derivable forms: dhīralalitaḥ (धीरललितः).

Dhīralalita is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhīra and lalita (ललित).

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Dhīralalitā (धीरललिता).—f. Name of a metre with the गुण (guṇa)s as भरनरनग (bharanaranaga).

Dhīralalitā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhīra and lalitā (ललिता).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dhīralalita (धीरललित).—m.

(-taḥ) The hero of a poem or play, who is firm and brave, but reckless and inconsiderate. E. dhīra and lalita sportive.

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

1) Dhīralalita (धीरललित):—[=dhīra-lalita] [from dhīra] mfn. firm and brave, but reckless and sportive (hero of a play), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

2) Dhīralalitā (धीरललिता):—[=dhīra-lalitā] [from dhīra-lalita > dhīra] f. a kind of metre, [Catalogue(s)]

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

Dhīralalita (धीरललित):—[dhīra-lalita] (taḥ) 1. m. The brave but rash hero of a play.

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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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