Garhaṇa, aka: Garhana, Garhaṇā; 3 Definition(s)
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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Garhaṇa (गर्हण, “hypocrisy”) refers to one of the thirty-six “characteristic features” (lakṣaṇa) of perfect ‘poetic compositions’ (kāvyabandha) and ‘dramatic compositions’ (dṛśyakāvya, or simply kāvya). According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 17, these thirty-six lakṣaṇas act as instructions for composing playwrights. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Garhaṇa (गर्हण, “censure”).—One of the thirty-six lakṣaṇa, or “excellent points of a dramatic composition”;—Description of garhaṇa: If any one mentions someone’s faults and explain them as merits, or decries one’s merits and calls them faults, it becomes an instance of Censure (garhaṇa).(Source): archive.org: Natya Shastra
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Garhaṇa (गर्हण) or Garhaṇā (गर्हणा).—[garh-lyuṭ] Censure, blame, reproach, abuse.
Derivable forms: garhaṇam (गर्हणम्).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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