Jatyukta, Jātyukta, Jati-ukta: 1 definition

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Jatyukta 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.

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Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: archive.org: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Jātyukta (जात्युक्त) refers to the “duties prescribed for one’s own caste”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, “[...] The avoidance of all sorts of activities leads only to the liberation of the soul. But the performance of the duties prescribed for one’s own caste (jātyukta), leads to the attainment of the three other objects of life. That sort of avoidance, however, should be practised with respect to speech and the actions of the body and the mind, which leads to Brahma beyond the reach of speech. [...]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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