Ekavasana, aka: Ekāvasānā, Eka-vasana; 2 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Ekāvasānā (एकावसाना) refers to one of the varieties of the catuṣpadā type of song, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 31. Accordingly, “the catuṣpadā song, of which one pāda ends with half of the varṇas, is called ekāvasānā. It should have only long and short syllables in the previous pāda”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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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Ekavasana (एकवसन).—a. having only one garment, in one dress (without uttarīya).

-stram a single garment.

Ekavasana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms eka and vasana (वसन). See also (synonyms): ekavastra.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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Vasana
Vasana (वसन).—n. (-naṃ) 1. Cloth or clothes. 2. Covering, clothing. 3. A dwelling, a house. 4. ...
Eka
Eka (एक).—mfn. (-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) 1. One. 2. Alone, solitary. 3. Other, different. 4. Chief, pre-emi...
Ekapada
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Ekanta
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Ekakshara
Ekākṣara (एकाक्षर).—n. (-raṃ) A monosyllable, especially the sacred monosyllable Om. E. eka and...
Ekavali
Ekāvalī (एकावली).—f. (-lī) A single string of beads, flowers, &c. E. eka and āvalī a row.
Ekacakra
Ekacakra (एकचक्र).—m. (-kraḥ) The name of a city: see harigṛha. E. eka, cakra a circle.
Ekaksha
Ekākṣa (एकाक्ष).—mfn. (-kṣaḥ-kṣā-kṣaṃ) One-eyed. m. (-kṣaḥ) A crow. E. eka and akṣi an eye.
Ekata
Ekatā (एकता).—f. (-tā) Unity, oneness. E. eka and tal affix. or with tva aff. ekatva n. (-tvaṃ)
Ekajata
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Ekavira
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Ekacara
Ekacara (एकचर).—mfn. (-raḥ-rā-rī-raṃ) 1. Solitary, alone. 2. Having one follower. m. (-raḥ) A r...
Pratyeka
Pratyeka (प्रत्येक).—n. Adv. (-kaṃ) Singly, one by one, one at a time. E. prati, and eka one.
Ekeka
Ekaika (एकैक).—mfn. (-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Single, one by one E. eka repeated.
Ekadesha
Ekadeśa (एकदेश).—m. (-śaḥ) A part, a portion, a division. E. eka and deśa place.

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