Natyamatri, Nāṭyamātṛ, Natya-matri: 1 definition

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Nāṭyamātṛ (नाट्यमतृका, “mothers of the nāṭya”) refers to a group of goddesses. It can also be spelled as Nāṭyamatṛkā. They should be offered eatables, such as cakes, during the ceremony of the ‘consecration of the mattavāraṇī’, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra 3.40-44.

The following seven nāṭyamātṛs are mentioned in the text:

  1. Sarasvatī,
  2. Dhṛti,
  3. Medhā,
  4. Hrī,
  5. Śrī,
  6. Lakṣmī,
  7. and Smṛti.
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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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