Madhyamodicyava, aka: Madhyamodīcyavā, Madhyama-udicyava; 1 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Madhyamodichyava.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Madhyamodīcyavā (मध्यमोदीच्यवा) refers to one of the jātis (melodic class) related to the madhyama-grāma, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 28. It is therefore also known as madhyamodīcyavājāti. Jāti refers to a recognized melody-type and can be seen as a precursor to rāgas which replaced them.

According to the Nāṭyaśāstra 28.131, “in the madhyamodīcyavā-jāti the aṃśa (key note) is pañcama. The rest of the rules, is similar to those of the gāndhārodīcyavā-jāti”.

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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