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Kacchapi, aka: Kacchapī; 1 Definition(s)


Kacchapi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Kacchapī (कच्छपी).—According to Śivaramamurit, the term kacchapī might have indicated a “guiter-like vīṇā”, an instrument, which he observed in the sculptures at Amarāvatī. The pear-shaped resonator resembles a tortoise-shell, but the long neck of this instrument contradicts a comparison with the animal.

Source: Google Books: Dattilam: A Compendium of Ancient Indian Music

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Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (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 (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).

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