Natyacarya, aka: Nāṭyācārya, Natya-acarya; 2 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Natyacharya.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Nāṭyācārya (नाट्याचार्य) is the Sanskrit technical term referring to “the master of the dramatic art (nāṭya)”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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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Nāṭyācārya (नाट्याचार्य).—a dancing preceptor.

Derivable forms: nāṭyācāryaḥ (नाट्याचार्यः).

Nāṭyācārya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāṭya and ācārya (आचार्य).

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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