Karayitri, Kārayitṛ, Kārayitrī: 6 definitions



Karayitri 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 Kārayitṛ can be transliterated into English as Karayitr or Karayitri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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

Kārayitrī (कारयित्री) refers to one of the two types of pratibhā (poetic intuition) according to Rājaśekhara: the author of the kāvyamīmāṃsā.—Rājaśekhara says that pratibhā is the main cause of poetry. According to him there are two types of pratibhā, called kārayitrī and bhāvayitrī .

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kārayitṛ (कारयितृ).—Causing to do, perform, effect &c. योऽस्यात्मनः कारयिता तं क्षेत्रज्ञं प्रचक्षते (yo'syātmanaḥ kārayitā taṃ kṣetrajñaṃ pracakṣate) Ms.12.12.

See also (synonyms): kārayiṣṇu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kārayitṛ (कारयितृ).—mfn. (-tā-trī-tṛ) Causing to act or do. E. kṛ to do, causal form, tṛc aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kārayitṛ (कारयितृ).—i. e. kṛ, [Causal.], + tṛ, m. Giving the power of acting, Mahābhārata 3, 7000; [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 12, 12.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kārayitṛ (कारयितृ).—[adjective] causing to act.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kārayitṛ (कारयितृ):—[from kāra] mfn. causing or instigating to act or do, [Manu-smṛti xii, 12; Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] performer of a religious ceremony, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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