Hridayakautuka, aka: Hṛdayakautuka, Hridaya-kautuka; 1 Definition(s)


Hridayakautuka 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 Hṛdayakautuka can be transliterated into English as Hrdayakautuka or Hridayakautuka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Hṛdayakautuka (हृदयकौतुक).—Hṛdaya Nārāyaṇa in his Hṛdaya-kautuka (17th century) classifies musical scales in the same manner as Locana in his Rāgataraṅgiṇī (18th century) where he mentions 12 rāga-saṃsthitis .

Source: The Ragas Of Karnatic Music
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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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