Gudotpreksha, Guḍotprekṣā, Guda-utpreksha: 1 definition


Gudotpreksha 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.

The Sanskrit term Guḍotprekṣā can be transliterated into English as Gudotpreksa or Gudotpreksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyavilasa of Ciranjiva Bhattacarya (natyashastra)

Guḍotprekṣā (गुडोत्प्रेक्षा) is another name for Guptotprekṣā: one of the 93 alaṃkāras (“figures of speech”) mentioned by Cirañjīva Bhaṭṭācārya (fl. 17th century) in his Kāvyavilāsa and is listed as one of the 89 arthālaṃkāras (figure of speech determined by the sense, as opposed to sound).—When the suggestive words like nūnam, prāyaḥ, dhruvam, manye, śaṅke etc. are not used to indicate saṃbhāvanā, it is called guptotprekṣā. It is to be notted here that Cirañjīva has used the name guptotprekṣā instead of guḍotprekṣā, though the conception in both the cases is the same.

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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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