Makarika, Makarikā: 6 definitions
Makarika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Makarikā (मकरिका) refers to kind of ornament (ābharaṇa) for the head (śiras) to be worn by females, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. Such ornaments for females should be used in cases of human females and celestial beings (gods and goddesses).
Ābharaṇa (‘ornaments’, eg., makarikā) is a category of alaṃkāra, or “decorations”, which in turn is a category of nepathya, or “costumes and make-up”, the perfection of which forms the main concern of the Āhāryābhinaya, or “extraneous representation”, a critical component for a successful dramatic play.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).
India history and geography
Makarikā.—(CITD), figures of crocodiles drawn in gold dust on the cheeks and breasts of women; same as makarikā- patra. (EI 14), cf. mukuṭa-makarikā-marakata. Note: makarikā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Makarikā (मकरिका).—A particular head-dress; K.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Makarikā (मकरिका):—[from makara] f. a [particular] head-dress, [Kādambarī]
2) [v.s. ...] a figure resembling the Makara, [ib.]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Makarikā (मकरिका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Magariyā.
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Makarika-patra, Makarikapatra.
Ends with: Agnishtomakarika, Brahmakarika, Hemakarika, Karmakarika, Kramakarika, Sahasranamakarika, Samakarika, Samnyasakarmakarika, Somakarika, Upakarmakarika.
Full-text: Makarika-patra, Magariya.
Search found 3 books and stories containing Makarika, Makarikā; (plurals include: Makarikas, Makarikās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Cosmetics, Costumes and Ornaments in Ancient India (by Remadevi. O.)
2.1. Various other Head Ornaments < [Chapter 3 - Ornaments]
Amaravati Art in the Context of Andhra Archaeology (by Sreyashi Ray chowdhuri)
Amarāvatī impact on later schools of Indian art < [Chapter 5 - Impact of Amarāvatī Art]
Natyashastra (English) (by Bharata-muni)