Ketaki, aka: Ketakī; 3 Definition(s)
Ketaki means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.
Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
One of the Hands indicating Trees.—Ketakī (screw-pine), Patāka and Catura hands crossed at the wrists.Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)
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).
ketakī : (f.) screw-pine.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
India history and geogprahy
Ketaki is the name of a river, a nearby tank of which is mentioned as lying on the northern boundary of Khairaḍī, according to the “Panhāle plates of Vikramāditya”. Khairaḍī, the donated village, is modern Khērḍī, about 5 miles north of Dāpolī.
These copper plates (mentioning Ketaki) were found at Panhāle in the Dāpolī-tālukā of the Ratnāgiri District. It records a grant made by Aparāditya for the spiritual welfare of his son, the prince (Kumāra) Vikramāditya. It was made by Aparāditya on the occasion of a lunar eclipse, on Monday, the 15th tithi of the bright fortnight of Āśvina in the expired Śaka year 1061.Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras
The history and geography of India includes names of areas, cities, countries and other regions of India, as well as historical dynasties, rulers, tribes and various local traditions, languages and festivals. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom but primarely encourages the path of Dharma, incorporated into religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Śrī Syamananda-sataka (by Srila Rasikananda Prabhu)
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