Kilakincita, aka: Kila-kincita, Kilakiñcita; 3 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Kilakinchita.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Kilakiñcita (किलकिञ्चित, “hysterical mood”) refers to one of the ten “natural graces” of women (svābhāvikā), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24. These natural graces, also known as svabhāvaja or sahaja, represent one of the three aspects of graces (alaṃkāra) which forms which forms the support of sentiments (rasa) in drama. The natural graces (such as kilakiñcita) are defined according to the science of sāmānyābhinaya, or “harmonious representation”.

According to the Nāṭyaśāstra, “combination of isolated states of smiling, weeping, laughter, fear, sickness, fainting, and fatigue on account of excessive joy, is called ‘hysterical mood’ (kilakiñcita)”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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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Kilakiñcita (किलकिञ्चित).—amorous agitation, weeping, laughing, being angry &c. in the society of a lover; त्वयि वीर विराजते परं दमयन्तीकिलकिञ्चितं किल (tvayi vīra virājate paraṃ damayantīkilakiñcitaṃ kila) N.2.44. जानानाभिरलं लीला-किल-किंचित-विभ्रमान् (jānānābhiralaṃ līlā-kila-kiṃcita-vibhramān) | Bk.8.47. The नाट्यशास्त्र (nāṭyaśāstra) refers to it in the following context विलासलीलाः किलकिंचितानि विव्वोक-मोट्टायित-विभ्रमाणि । विच्छित्त- माकुट्टिमितेक्षितानि योज्यानि तज्ज्ञैः सुकुमारनृत्ते (vilāsalīlāḥ kilakiṃcitāni vivvoka-moṭṭāyita-vibhramāṇi | vicchitta- mākuṭṭimitekṣitāni yojyāni tajjñaiḥ sukumāranṛtte) || (cf. also krodhāśruharṣa- bhītyādeḥ saṃkaraḥ kilakiñcitam' iti ālaṅkārikāḥ)

Derivable forms: kilakiñcitam (किलकिञ्चितम्).

Kilakiñcita is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kila and kiñcita (किञ्चित).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kilakiñcita (किलकिञ्चित).—n.

(-taṃ) Armorous agitation, weeping, laughing, being angry, being pleased, &c. in the society of a lover. E. kila play, sport, kiṃ what, some, and cita collected.

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