Mugdha; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Mugdha (मुग्ध) or Mugdhanāyikā refers to a “tender, youthful, and young heroine”, of the Svakīya type and represents one of the three kinds of “heroines” (nāyikā) in a dramatic representation, according to the Abhinaya-sara-samputa, as used within the classical tradition of Indian dance and performance, also known as Bharatanatyam.—In the depiction of any mood or sentiment, a dance performance or a dramatic representation takes the medium of the hero (nāyaka) and the heroine (nāyikā). The heroine is called svakīya when she possesses good character and is upright. She is again classified into three types [viz., Mugdha-nāyikā].

The heroine of the Mugdha type is an adolescent and partly experienced. She possesses desire and shyness in equal measure and is intoxicated by her lover.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

mugdha (मुग्ध).—a (S) Stupid, dull, doltish. 2 also mugdhā a ind Vague, ambiguous, indefinite: also undetermined or undecided--speech, an affair, a business.

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mugdhā (मुग्धा).—f S A female not arrived at puberty, a girl under sixteen years of age, a maid. See bālā & prauḍhā.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

mugdha (मुग्ध).—a Stupid, dull. Vague. mugdhā a Vague, ambiguous. f A maid.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mugdha (मुग्ध).—a. [muh-kta]

1) Stupefied, fainted.

2) Perplexed, infatuated.

3) Foolish, ignorant, silly, stupid; शशाङ्क केन मुग्धेन सुधांशुरिति भाषितः (śaśāṅka kena mugdhena sudhāṃśuriti bhāṣitaḥ) Bv.2.29; अयि मुग्धे काऽन्या चिन्ता प्रियासमागमस्य (ayi mugdhe kā'nyā cintā priyāsamāgamasya) V.3.

4) Simple, artless, innocent; अपूर्वकर्मचण्डालमयि मुग्धे विमुञ्च माम् (apūrvakarmacaṇḍālamayi mugdhe vimuñca mām) U.1.46; Māl. 7.1; दृष्टोत्साहश्चकितचकितो मुग्धसिद्धाङ्गनाभिः (dṛṣṭotsāhaścakitacakito mugdhasiddhāṅganābhiḥ) Me.14.

5) Erring, mistaken.

6) Attractive by youthful simplicity (not yet acquainted with love), child-like; (kaḥ) अयमाचरत्यविनयं मुग्धासु तपस्विकन्यासु (ayamācaratyavinayaṃ mugdhāsu tapasvikanyāsu) Ś.1.24; U.6.35; R.9.34.

7) (Hence) Beautiful, lovely, charming, pretty; हरिरिह मुग्धवधूनिकरे विलासिनि विलसति केलिपरे (haririha mugdhavadhūnikare vilāsini vilasati kelipare) Gīt.1; U.3.5.

8) New (as the moon); मालतीनयनमुग्धचन्द्रमाः (mālatīnayanamugdhacandramāḥ) Māl.9.21. (com. bālacandraḥ).

-gdhā A young girl attractive by her youthful simplicity, a pretty young maiden; (regarded as a variety of Nāyikā in poetic compositions); काचं मणिं काञ्चनमेकसूत्रे मुग्धा निबध्नन्ति किमत्र चित्रम् (kācaṃ maṇiṃ kāñcanamekasūtre mugdhā nibadhnanti kimatra citram) Udb.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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