Mattakrida, Matta-krida, Mattākrīḍā, Mattākrīḍa, Mattakrīḍā, Matta-akrida: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Mattākrīḍa (मत्ताक्रीड).—One of the 32 aṅgahāras (major dance movement) mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 4. The instructions for this mattākrīḍa-aṅgahāra is as follows, “assuming Nūpara-karaṇa by turning Trika, then assuming Bhujaṅgatrāsita-karaṇa assuming next Recita-karaṇa with the right foot, and then assuming successively Ākṣiptaka, Chinna, Bāhyabhramaraka, Uromaṇḍala, Nitamba, Karihasta, Kaṭiccheda Karaṇas.”.

An aṅgahāra represents a ‘major dance movement’ and consists of a sequence of karaṇas (minor dance movements). A karaṇa combines sthāna (standing position), cārī (foot and leg movement) and nṛttahasta (hands in dancing position).

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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).

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Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Mattakrīḍā (मत्तक्रीडा) refers to one of the 135 metres (chandas) mentioned by Nañjuṇḍa (1794-1868 C.E.) in his Vṛttaratnāvalī. Nañjuṇḍa was a poet of both Kannada and Sanskrit literature flourished in the court of the famous Kṛṣṇarāja Woḍeyar of Mysore. He introduces the names of these metres (e.g., Mattakrīḍā) in 20 verses.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Mattākrīḍā (मत्ताक्रीडा).—Name of a metre; मत्ताक्रीडा म्नौ त्नौ नौ नल्गिति भवति वसुशरदशयनियुता (mattākrīḍā mnau tnau nau nalgiti bhavati vasuśaradaśayaniyutā) V. Ratna.

Mattākrīḍā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms matta and ākrīḍā (आक्रीडा).

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

Mattākrīḍa (मत्ताक्रीड).—n.

(-ḍaṃ) A species of the Vikriti metre. E. matta, ākrīḍa playing,

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

Mattākrīḍā (मत्ताक्रीडा):—[from matta > mad] f. Name of a metre, [Colebrooke]

[Sanskrit to German]

Mattakrida 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mattakrida in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mattākrīḍa (ಮತ್ತಾಕ್ರೀಡ):—[noun] (dance.) one of the thirty two kinds of artistic combination of hand movements.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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