Dramatic performance: 1 definition

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Dramatic performance means something in the history of ancient India. 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.

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Source: Singhi Jain Series: Ratnaprabha-suri’s Kuvalayamala-katha (history)

Dramatic performance in ancient India was part of celebrations during the “grand festival” (Mahotsava) of the coronation of a crown prince (yuvarāja-abhiṣeka), as depicted in the Kathās (narrative poems) such as Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—Page 199: Here is described yuvarāja-abhiṣeka-mahotsava when the city of Ayodhyā put on gala appearance by means of beautifying streets, [...] making offerings on the cross roads, beginning dramatic performances, hoisting of the lion banners, installing canopies, cloth pieces were being torn in proper pieces pālī for being wrapped round the post, pendants like the Kaṭisūtra ornaments were hung from the ceilings of doorways and walls of the houses, the great jewels were being taken out and put on show in the treasury [...]”.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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