Natyashastra, Nāṭyaśāstra, Natya Shastra, Natya-shastra: 7 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Nāṭyaśāstra can be transliterated into English as Natyasastra or Natyashastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra
The Nāṭyaśāstra lays down very elaborate rules as to how the drama is to make mimicry of the exploits of men and their divine or semi-divine counterparts. It is due to rules of representation that the Hindu drama has been called by the later theorists ‘a poem to be seen’.
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).
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
The Natya Shastra (Sanskrit: नाट्य शास्त्र, Nāṭyaśāstra) is an ancient Indian treatise on the performing arts, encompassing theatre, dance and music. It was written during the period between 200 BCE and 200 CE in classical India and is traditionally attributed to the Sage Bharata.
The Natya Shastra is incredibly wide in its scope. While it primarily deals with stagecraft, it has come to influence music, classical Indian dance, and literature as well. It covers stage design, music, dance, makeup, and virtually every other aspect of stagecraft. It is very important to the history of Indian classical music because it is the only text which gives such detail about the music and instruments of the period. Thus, an argument can be made that the Natya Shastra is the foundation of the fine arts in India. The most authoritative commentary on the Natya Shastra is Abhinavabharati by Abhinavagupta.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) the dramatic science, dramaturgy.
2) a work on dramatic representation.
Derivable forms: nāṭyaśāstram (नाट्यशास्त्रम्).
Nāṭyaśāstra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāṭya and śāstra (शास्त्र).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र).—[neuter] = nāyyaveda.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
1) Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Oppert. 6019.
—by Bharata. Kh. 87. Kāṭm. 8. Bühler 543.
—by Vasantarāja. Quoted by Kāṭayavema Burnell. 173^a.
2) Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र):—by Bharata. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 60 (and—[commentary]). Printed in Kāvyamālā 42. See Bharataśāstra.
3) Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र):—by Bharata. Rep. p. 10 (up to chapter 22).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र):—[=nāṭya-śāstra] [from nāṭya > nāṭa] n. = -veda, [Mālavikāgnimitra]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र):—n. —
1) die Lehre vom Tanz , — von der Schauspielerkunst. pravaktar der Autor eines solchen Werkes. —
2) Titel eines best. Werkes [Private libraries (Gustav) 1.]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Chapter 4.3 - (d) Technical terms used by Arurar in relation to Dance and Music < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Chapter 4.3 - (a) Nataraja (the dance of Shiva) < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
The Pantaranka or Pantarankam dance < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Palayarai < [Chapter IV - Temples of Vikrama Chola’s Time]
Temples in Kumbakonam < [Chapter IV - Temples of Vikrama Chola’s Time]
The Natyashastra (by Bharata-muni)
Part 4 - The Ancient Indian Drama in Practice < [Introduction, part 1]
Part 8 - The Date of the Nāṭyaśāstra < [Introduction, part 1]
Part 1 - The Present Work < [Introduction, part 1]
The backdrop of the Srikanthacarita and the Mankhakosa (by Dhrubajit Sarma)
Part 2 - Divisions of kāvya < [Chapter I - Introduction]
Part 2 - Rasa or the sentiment < [Chapter III - Literary Assessment Of The Śrīkaṇṭhacarita]
Part 3b - Guṇa (2): Ojaḥ (Ojas) < [Chapter III - Literary Assessment Of The Śrīkaṇṭhacarita]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)