Natkuta, Natkuṭā: 1 definition


Natkuta 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Natkuṭā (नत्कुटा) refers to a class of songs (dhrūva) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra 32.394-395:—“At the entrance of middling characters the dhruvā should be of the druta-vilambita class, and in case of inferior characters it should be of the natkuṭā and khañjaka classes. The khañjaka and natkuṭa will be for bringing joy to the occasion. Why is it so? Because these two belong to comic and erotic sentiments”.

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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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