Dhiroddhata, Dhīroddhata, Dhira-uddhata: 5 definitions


Dhiroddhata 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

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].

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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-English dictionary

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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.]

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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. 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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