Dhiraprashanta, Dhīrapraśānta, Dhira-prashanta, Dhiraprashamta: 10 definitions
Dhiraprashanta 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.
The Sanskrit term Dhīrapraśānta can be transliterated into English as Dhiraprasanta or Dhiraprashanta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Dhīrapraśānta (धीरप्रशान्त) refers to the “self-controlled and calm” type of hero and represents one of the four classes of heroes (nāyaka) defined in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 34. Accordingly, “merchants are self-controlled and calm Heroes (dhīrapraśānta)”.Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (natya)
Dhīrapraśānta (धीरप्रशान्त) refers to one of the five types of Heroes (nāyaka) in Indian Dramas, according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—In the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, it is narrated that Sages should be dhīrapraśānta i.e., calm and brave. The word dhīra is associated with each of the varieties. The term dhīra means firmness. So, it can be said that according to the Sāhityadarpaṇa, all the four types of hero should be associated with the quality of firmness.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).
Kavyashastra (science of poetry)Source: Shodhganga: Bhismacaritam a critical study
Dhīrapraśānta (धीरप्रशान्त) refers to one of the four kinds of Nāyaka (“epic heroes”) in a Mahākāvya (‘epic poem’).—The self-controlled and calm hero (dhīrapraśānta) is a Brāhmaṇa or the like, possessed of the generic merits of a hero. [...] 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.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Dhīrapraśānta (धीरप्रशान्त).—the hero of a poetic composition who is brave and calm; सामान्यगुणैर्भूयान् द्विजातिको धीरप्रशान्तः स्यात् (sāmānyaguṇairbhūyān dvijātiko dhīrapraśāntaḥ syāt) S. D.69.
Derivable forms: dhīrapraśāntaḥ (धीरप्रशान्तः).
Dhīrapraśānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhīra and praśānta (प्रशान्त).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ntaṃ) The hero of a poem or play who unites all good qualities. E. dhīra, and praśānta calm.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dhīrapraśānta (धीरप्रशान्त).—[adjective] grave and calm.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Dhīrapraśānta (धीरप्रशान्त):—[=dhīra-praśānta] [from dhīra] mfn. deep and calm (-svara mfn. having a d° and c° voice, [Śakuntalā ii, 13/14])
2) [v.s. ...] constant and calm (hero), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa; Bharata-nāṭya-śāstra] (also taka).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dhīrapraśānta (धीरप्रशान्त):—[dhīra-praśānta] (ntaḥ) 1. m. The gentle and amiable 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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Dhīrapraśāṃta (ಧೀರಪ್ರಶಾಂತ):—[noun] a man who is bold, brave and also steadfast and serene.
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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Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Dramaturgy in the Venisamhara (by Debi Prasad Namasudra)
Description of Prakaraṇa < [Chapter 2 - Nature and Classification of Sanskrit Drama]
The Usage of Language in a Drama < [Chapter 4 - Dramaturgy in Veṇīsaṃhāra]
The Hero of the Dramatic Play < [Chapter 4 - Dramaturgy in Veṇīsaṃhāra]
Vishnudharmottara Purana (Art and Architecture) (by Bhagyashree Sarma)
Dasarupaka (critical study) (by Anuru Ranjan Mishra)
Dhanañjaya on the hero and other characters < [Introduction]
Part 3-6 - Prakaraṇa rules < [Chapter 10 - Prakaraṇa (critical study)]
Part 9 - Sentiments (rasa) used in a Prakaraṇa < [Chapter 10 - Prakaraṇa (critical study)]
Malatimadhava (study) (by Jintu Moni Dutta)
Annadatri-carita (study) (by Sarannya V.)