Mattaceshtita, Matta-ceshtita, Mattaceṣṭita: 1 definition

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Mattaceshtita 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.

The Sanskrit term Mattaceṣṭita can be transliterated into English as Mattacestita or Mattaceshtita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Mattacheshtita.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Mattaceṣṭita (मत्तचेष्टित) refers to a type of syllabic metre (vṛtta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 16. In this metre, the second, the fourth, the sixth and the eighth syllables of a foot (pāda) are heavy (guru), while the rest of the syllables are light (laghu). It is also known by the name Pramāṇikā.

⏑⎼⏑¦⎼⏑⎼¦⏑⎼¦¦⏑⎼⏑¦⎼⏑⎼¦⏑⎼¦¦
⏑⎼⏑¦⎼⏑⎼¦⏑⎼¦¦⏑⎼⏑¦⎼⏑⎼¦⏑⎼¦¦

Mattaceṣṭita falls in the Anuṣṭup (Anuṣṭubh) class of chandas (rhythm-type), which implies that verses constructed with this metre have four pādas (‘foot’ or ‘quarter-verse’) containing eight syllables each.

2) Mattaceṣṭita (मत्तचेष्टित) is the name of a meter belonging to the Khañjaka class described in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 32:—“the metre which has in its feet of eight syllables the first, the third, the fifth, and the seventh short, is mattaceṣṭita”.

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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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