Mahanataka, Maha-nataka, Mahānāṭaka: 6 definitions

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mahānāṭaka (महानाटक).—'the great drama', Name of a drama, also called Hanumannāṭaka, (being popularly ascribed to Hanumat); thus defined by S. D. :-एतदेव यदा सर्वैः पताकास्थानकैर्युतम् । अङ्कैश्च दशभिर्धीरा महानाटकमूचिरे (etadeva yadā sarvaiḥ patākāsthānakairyutam | aṅkaiśca daśabhirdhīrā mahānāṭakamūcire) ||

Derivable forms: mahānāṭakam (महानाटकम्).

Mahānāṭaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mahā and nāṭaka (नाटक).

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

Mahānāṭaka (महानाटक).—[neuter] a great drama.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Mahānāṭaka (महानाटक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—It exists in two recensions, the more ancient by Dāmodara and explained by Mohanadāsa, and a recent one edited by Madhusūdana. Jones. 413. Io. 237. 320. 1830. Oxf. 142^b. 143. Paris. (B 127. 225. D 29). L. 1739. Khn. 44. K. 72. 74. B. 2, 126 (and—[commentary]). Report. Xiv. Ben. 37. 38. 40. Pheh. 5 (and—[commentary]). Rādh. 23. Oudh. Ix, 6. Xv, 36. Burnell. 174^a. Gu. 4. H. 102-4. Taylor. 1, 11. 80. 333. 476. Oppert. 588. 1087. 1975. 2662. 3669. 4668. 5126. 6117. 6703. 7044. 7454. Ii, 2268. 3226. 3748. 4833. 5602. 5866. 8428. 9073. Rice. 268. W. 1568. Peters. 3, 395. Verses from it Śp. p. 99.
—[commentary] by Candraśekhara. Io. 237.
—[commentary] by Nārāyaṇa. K. 74.
—[commentary] by Balabhadra Miśra. K. 76. Bp. 55. 263. 357.
—[commentary] by Mohanadāsa. W. p. 163. Oxf. 142^b. 143^a. L. 1740. K. 72. Report. Xiv. Ben. 40. Oudh. Ix, 6. Xv, 36. Xix, 46. H. 104.

Mahānāṭaka has the following synonyms: Hanumannāṭaka.

2) Mahānāṭaka (महानाटक):—Fl. 450. Goldstu7cker 18. Oudh. Xxi, 48. Peters. 4, 31. Rgb. 466 (inc.). Stein 78.
—[commentary] by Balabhadra Miśra. Rgb. 466 (inc.).
—[commentary] by Mohanadāsa. Fl. 450. Oudh. Xxi, 48. Peters. 4, 31.

Mahānāṭaka has the following synonyms: Hanumannāṭaka.

3) Mahānāṭaka (महानाटक):—Ulwar 1028.
—[commentary] by Mohanadāsa. Ulwar 1029.

4) Mahānāṭaka (महानाटक):—As p. 139 (2 Mss.). Bd. 432. 485. Il. Io. 237. 320. 1279. 1830. 1982. 2184. Peters. 5, 438. 439. C. by Candraśekhara. Hpr. 2, 157. Io. 237. C. by Madhusūdana. Bd. 485. C. by Mohanadāsa. Io. 1279. Peters. 438. 439. C. by Vidyāvinoda Bhaṭṭācārya. As p. 139.

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

1) Mahānāṭaka (महानाटक):—[=mahā-nāṭaka] [from mahā > mah] n. a brilliant spectacle, [Bālarāmāyaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a kind of drama, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] of a drama in 14 acts fabled to have been composed by the monkey-chief Hanu-mat (= hanuman-n q.v.), [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 367; 519.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Mahānāṭaka (महानाटक):—[(ma + nā)] n. ein grosses Schauspiel, Bez. einer best. Art von Schauspielen [Sāhityadarpana 510.] Dahin gehört z. B. nach dem Schol. das Bālarāmāyaṇa; insbes. heisst aber so das Hanumannāṭaka [Bibliothecae sanskritae 344. fgg.] [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 555.] [Oxforder Handschriften 125,a,36. 142,b. 143. 209,a,10.]

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

Mahānāṭaka (महानाटक):—n.

1) ein glänzendes Schauspiel [Bālarāmāyaṇa 91,16.] —

2) Bez. einer Art von Schauspielen.

3) = hanumannāṭaka.

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