Dhiroddhata, Dhīroddhata, Dhira-uddhata: 10 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Dhiroddhat.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Dhīroddhata (धीरोद्धत) refers to the “self-controlled and vehement” type of hero and represents one of the four classes of heroes (nāyaka) defined in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 34. Accordingly, “Gods are self-controlled and vehement (dhīroddhata)”.

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

Dhīroddhata (धीरोद्धत) refers to a “hero who is high-spirited, firm and balanced” (ārabhaṭī-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., Dhīroddhata].

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (natya)

Dhīroddhata (धीरोद्धत) 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 Gods should be dhīroddhata i.e., brave and courageous. 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.

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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).

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Kavyashastra (science of poetry)

Source: Shodhganga: Bhismacaritam a critical study

Dhīroddhata (धीरोद्धत) refers to one of the four kinds of Nāyaka (“epic heroes”) in a Mahākāvya (‘epic poem’).—The self-conceited and vehemently assertive hero (dhīroddhata) is altogether dominated by pride and jealousy, wholly devoted to magic practices and deceit, self- assertive, fickle, irascible and boastful. [...] 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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Dhīroddhata (धीरोद्धत).—the hero of a poetic composition who is brave but haughty; मायापरः प्रचण्ड- श्चपलोऽहंकारदर्पभूयिष्ठः । आत्मश्लाघानिरतो धीरैर्धीरोद्धतः कथितः (māyāparaḥ pracaṇḍa- ścapalo'haṃkāradarpabhūyiṣṭhaḥ | ātmaślāghānirato dhīrairdhīroddhataḥ kathitaḥ) S. D.67.

Derivable forms: dhīroddhataḥ (धीरोद्धतः).

Dhīroddhata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dhīra and uddhata (उद्धत).

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

Dhīroddhata (धीरोद्धत).—m.

(-taḥ) The hero of a poem or play who is deficient in magnanimity. E. dhīra and uddhata haughty.

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

Dhīroddhata (धीरोद्धत):—[from dhīra] mfn. brave but haughty, [ib.]

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

Dhīroddhata (धीरोद्धत):—[dhīro+ddhata] (taḥ) 1. m. The paltry hero.

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Dhiroddhata 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dhiroddhata in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Dhīroddhata (धीरोद्धत) [Also spelled dhiroddhat]:—(a) (a category of hero in traditional Indian poetics) characterized by carefree composure and insolence of conduct.

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