Madhyasthana, Madhyasthāna, Madhya-sthana: 7 definitions



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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[«previous next»] — Madhyasthana in Natyashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Madhyasthāna (मध्यस्थान, “middle voice”) refers to one of three “voices” (sthāna). According to the Nāṭyaśāstra, these three voices are part of the ‘vocal representation’ (vācika), which is used in communicating the meaning of the drama and calling forth the sentiment (rasa). The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.

The middle (madhya) voice is to be produced from the chest.

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context information

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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Madhyasthana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Madhyasthāna (मध्यस्थान).—

1) the middle station.

2) the middle space; i. e. air.

3) a neutral region.

Derivable forms: madhyasthānam (मध्यस्थानम्).

Madhyasthāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms madhya and sthāna (स्थान).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Madhyasthāna (मध्यस्थान).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. A Neutral soil. 2. A middle place.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Madhyasthāna (मध्यस्थान).—[neuter] the middle space i.e. the air.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Madhyasthāna (मध्यस्थान):—[=madhya-sthāna] [from madhya] n. the m° space id est. the air (-devatā f. a deity of the air, [Nirukta, by Yāska])

2) [v.s. ...] a neutral soil, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Madhyasthāna (मध्यस्थान):—n. der Luftraum. devatā f. eines Gottheit des Luftraums.

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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 (even English!). 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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