Marttikavata, Mārttikāvata: 4 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Marttikavata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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

Mārttikāvata (मार्त्तिकावत) is another name for Mṛttikāvat, a country pertaining to the Āvantī local usage (pravṛtti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 14. These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world. It is mentioned that this local usage (adopted by these countries) depends on the grand style (sāttvatī) and the graceful style (kaiśikī).

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Marttikavata in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Mārttikāvata (मार्त्तिकावत):—[from mārttika] m. ([probably]) ([from] mṛttikā-vatī) Name of a country, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a prince of M°, [Vāsavadattā, [Introduction]]

3) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a people, [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira]

4) [v.s. ...] of a princely race, [Harivaṃśa; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] n. ([probably]) Name of a town, [Mahābhārata]

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Marttikavata in German

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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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