Kranta, aka: Krānta; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Krānta (क्रान्त) refers to a one of the twenty maṇḍalas, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 12. The Krānta-maṇḍala is classified as a ākāśa, or “aerial”, of which there are ten in total. A maṇḍala is a combination of cārīs (“dance-steps”), which refers refers to the simultaneous movement of the feet (pāda), shanks (jaṅghā) and the hip (ūru). From these cārīs proceed dance as well as movements in general.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Krānta (क्रान्त).—A type of maṇḍala (series of cārīs) classified as aerial (ākāśa);—Instructions:

1) The right foot [to be moved] in the sūcī-cārī and the left foot in the apakrāntā-cārī,
2a) The right foot in the pārśvakrāntā-cārī and the left foot too in the same-cārī (pārśvakrama),
2b) moving round alternately in these-cārīs in all directions,
3) The left foot in the sūcī-cārī and the right foot in the apakrāntā-cārī.

This maṇḍala is prescribed for a natural gait. Hence it is called krānta i.e. going.

(Source): Natya Shastra
Nāṭyaśāstra book cover
context information

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).

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

krānta (क्रांत).—p (krānti S) Passed over or through; pervaded, occupied &c. In comp. as cōrakrānta, ṭōḷakrānta, rājakrānta, which see in order, and ākrānta Sig. I.

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krānta (क्रांत).—f (Contracted from krānti) Advance, passage &c., but esp. the aggressions or irruptions of robbers, foreign enemies, locusts &c.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

krānta (क्रांत).—p Passed over, pervaded, occupi- ed &c. f Advance, the aggressions or irruptions of robbers &c.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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krāntaṇēṃ (क्रांतणें).—v t Overrun, seize and overcome- hunger &c.
cintākula (चिंताकुल) [-krānta-grasta-tura, -क्रांत-ग्रस्त-तुर].—a Anxious, solicitous.
śōkākula (शोकाकुल) [-tura-viṣṭa-krānta-grasta, -तुर-विष्ट-क्रांत-ग्रस्त].—a Filled with sorrow.
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