Mayon, Māyon, Māyōn, Māyōṉ: 1 definition
Mayon 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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Māyōn is another name for Kṛṣṇa, as mentioned in the Kaṭalāṭukkāṭai, which is a chapter of the Cilappatikāram: an ancient epic authored by Ilango Adigal representing an important piece of Tamil literature.—Accordingly, while describing the Kuṭam (one of the eleven dances): It was danced with kuṭam (pot) by Māyōn, who measured the long earth when he went to Chou (the city) of Vanasura. Yama captured Anirudhan, the son of Kama, because of his daughter Usa. In order to redeem him from his captivity, Māyōn danced this pot-dance with vessels made of mud and pañca-loha (five metals).
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).
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Mayong, Mayongwon.
Ends with: Simayon.
Full-text: Maayol, Kutam, Mallatal, Murugan, Greek religion, Roman religion.
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