Kutai, Kuṭāī, Kuṭai: 4 definitions
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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)
Kuṭai (‘umbrella’) refers to the sixth of the eleven dances (patinoraṭal) as mentioned in the Kaṭalāṭukkāṭai which is a chapter of the Cilappatikāram: an ancient epic authored by Ilango Adigal representing an important piece of Tamil literature.—The eleven dances were (viz., Kuṭai) danced by Madavi in the Indra Vila (the festival celebrating the victory of Indra). After praising Viṣṇu, four Varuna-bhutas and Tiṅkal (moon in the sky, moving for the benefit of others), the patinoraṭal (eleven dances) is said to begin.
Kuṭai description: When the Āvunars (demons), unable to fight, dropped their weapons on the floor, Murukan fixed his kuṭai (umbrella) in front of them as a single screen and danced the umbrella dance.
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
kuṭāī (कुटाई).—f ( H) Price or cost of pounding.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
kuṭāī (कुटाई).—f Cost of pounding.
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Kuṭāī (कुटाई):—(nf) ramming, pounding; thrashing.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Kutai-velam.
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The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
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