Natyadharmi, aka: Natya-dharmi, Nāṭyadharmī; 3 Definition(s)


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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Nāṭyadharmī (नाट्यधर्मी, “conventional practice”) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “conventional/symbolic mode of dramatic representation”, which follows theatrical modes, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra verse 14.61. It is one of the two kinds of dramatic representation, also called dharmī, or dharmin.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Nāṭyadharmī (“conventional”) is a devision of the technical practice of the production of a play—If a play modifies a traditional story, introduces supernatural powers, disregards the usual practice about the use of languages, and requires acting with graceful Aṅgahāras, and possesses characteristics of dance, and requires conventional enunciation and is dependent on a heavenly scene and heaven-born males, it is to be known as Conventional (nāṭyadharmī).

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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Nāṭyadharmī (नाट्यधर्मी).—the rules of dramatic representation.

Nāṭyadharmī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāṭya and dharmī (धर्मी). See also (synonyms): nāṭyadharmikā.

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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