Lajjanvita, aka: Lajjānvitā, Lajjānvita, Lajja-anvita; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[Lajjanvita in Natyashastra glossaries]

Lajjānvitā (लज्जान्विता, “bashful”) refers to a specific “glance” (dṛṣṭi), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. This is a type of glance that expresses a ‘transitory state’ (saṃcāribhāva). There are a total thirty-six glances defined.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Lajjānvitā (लज्जान्विता).—A type of glance (dṛṣṭi) expressing a transitory state (saṃcāribhāva);—The Glance in which ends of the eyelashes are slightly bent, the upper eyelid is descending in shyness, the eyeballs are lowered due to shame, is called Lajjānvitā (bashful).

Uses of Lajjānvitā—(bashful)—in shame.

(Source): Natya Shastra
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Lajjanvita in Sanskrit glossaries]

Lajjānvita (लज्जान्वित).—a. modest, bashful.

Lajjānvita is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms lajjā and anvita (अन्वित).

(Source): DDSA: The practical 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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