Kumudanibha, aka: Kumudanibhā, Kumuda-nibha; 1 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Kumudanibhā (कुमुदनिभा) refers to a type of syllabic metre (vṛtta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 16. In this metre, the first four, the eighth and the tenth syllables of a foot (pāda) are light (laghu), while the rest of the syllables are heavy (guru).


Kumudanibhā falls in the Jagatī class of chandas (rhythm-type), which implies that verses constructed with this metre have four pādas (‘foot’ or ‘quarter-verse’) containing twelve syllables each.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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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