Narmasphurja, aka: Narma-sphurja, Narman-sphurja, Narmasphūrja; 3 Definition(s)


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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Narmasphurja (नर्मस्फुर्ज, “beginning of pleasure”) refers to one of the four varieties of the graceful style (kaiśikī), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 22. Kaiśikī represents one of the four styles (vṛtti) employed in a dramatic production.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Narmasphurja (नर्मस्फुर्ज).—One of the four varieties of kaiśikī (graceful style);—The Beginning of Pleasantry (narma-sphurja) is to be known as the first meeting of lovers in which words and dresses exciting love are in evidence, but which ends in fear.

Source: Natya Shastra
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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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Narmasphūrja (नर्मस्फूर्ज).—(in drama) the first meeting of lovers beginning with joy but ending alarm.

Derivable forms: narmasphūrjaḥ (नर्मस्फूर्जः).

Narmasphūrja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms narman and sphūrja (स्फूर्ज).

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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