Natyadharmi, Nāṭyadharmī, Natya-dharmi: 4 definitions


Natyadharmi 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

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: Natya Shastra

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).

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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

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

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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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