Ekarupa, aka: Ekarūpā, Ekarūpa, Eka-rupa; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[Ekarupa in Natyashastra glossaries]

1) Ekarūpā (एकरूपा) refers to one of the eighteen jātis: rules used in the playing of drums (puṣkara) [with reference to Mṛdaṅga, Paṇava and Dardura] according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 33. Accordingly, “When one plays separately gomukha in the aḍḍitā, ālipta or vitasta-mārga, it is called Ekarūpā. The playing which produces syllables of the aḍḍitā-mārga such as droṅ ghoṅ doṅ ghoṅ ghegheṅ is also Ekarūpā; it is to be used in case of songs of male singers”.

Also, “this jāti (i.e. Ekarūpā) should be used in case of all characters while the dhruvā is sung in a slow or quick tempo, and it may also be used after one has judged properly the place, time and condition of characters in case of dhruvās sung in a medium tempo. When all other instruments follow one karaṇa in pursuance of the playing of mṛdaṅga, it is called Ekarūpā”.

2) Ekarūpa (एकरूप) refers to one of the twenty prakāras: rules used in the playing of drums (puṣkara) [with reference to Mṛdaṅga, Paṇava and Dardura] according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 33. Accordingly, “when the playing of all the instruments follow one karaṇa, it is called Ekarūpa”.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Natyashastra book cover
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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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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

[Ekarupa in Chandas glossaries]

Ekarūpa (एकरूप) refers to one of the 135 metres (chandas) mentioned by Nañjuṇḍa (1794-1868 C.E.) in his Vṛttaratnāvalī. Nañjuṇḍa was a poet of both Kannada and Sanskrit literature flourished in the court of the famous Kṛṣṇarāja Woḍeyar of Mysore. He introduces the names of these metres (eg., Ekarūpa) in 20 verses.

(Source): Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Ekarupa in Marathi glossaries]

ēkarūpa (एकरूप).—ad In a uniform manner; without remission or variation--an action proceeding. Ex. mī ē0 dāhā rōja anuṣṭhānālā basalōṃ. 2 With neg. con. Never; in no way, manner, or fashion; on no account or consideration. Ex. tū ē0 tyācē gharīṃ jāūṃ nakō; mī ē0 yāyācā nāhīṃ.

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ēkarūpa (एकरूप).—a (S) Of one form or figure.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ēkarūpa (एकरूप).—ad In a uniform manner, without remission or variation.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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