Natyashala, Nāṭyaśālā, Natya-shala: 4 definitions


Natyashala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

The Sanskrit term Nāṭyaśālā can be transliterated into English as Natyasala or Natyashala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Triveni Journal: Chitrasalas - Ancient Indian Art Galleries

Natyasala refers to a type of building adorned with pictures.—Chitrasala was only the building where art was concentrated, so to say. It does not mean that other apartments and buildings were bereft of pictures and decoration. [...] The Natyasastra of Bharata, the Abhilashitarthachintamani and the Sivatattvaratnakara speak of the Natyasala as profusely decorated with pictures. The chapter on chitra in the Abhilashitarthachintamani finds a place in that book, as a section dealing with an essential beautifying factor of the Natyasala.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Nāṭya-śālā.—(EI 4), dance hall. Note: nāṭya-śālā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nāṭyaśālā (नाट्यशाला).—

1) a dancing-hall.

2) a theatre.

Nāṭyaśālā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāṭya and śālā (शाला).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nāṭyaśālā (नाट्यशाला).—f.

(-lā) A theatre, a building for dramatic exhibitions; according to some it should be built near the gate of a palace. E. nāṭhya and śālā a hall.

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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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