Mekala, aka: Mekalā; 3 Definition(s)
Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Mekala (मेकल) is the name of a mountain said to be located within the Dākṣiṇāpatha (Deccan) region. Countries within this region pertain to the Dākṣinātyā local usage (pravṛtti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 14. These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world.Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (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 (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).
2) Mekala (मेकल).—A Vindhyan tribe.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 63; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 52.
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Name of a tribe, occurring in a nominal list. Ap.ii.359; the reading is, however, very uncertain.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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