Navarasa, Navarasā, Navan-rasa: 5 definitions



Navarasa means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: JAINpedia: Jainism

Navarasa (नवरस) or simply Rasa refers to the “nine sentiments” in poetics and dramaturgy and represents one of the topics dealt with in the Anuyogadvārasūtra: a technical treatise on analytical methods, a kind of guide to applying knowledge.—In Muni Puṇyavijaya’s words, “the Nandi which is of the form of five Jñānas serves as a mangala in the beginning of the study of the Āgamas; and the Anuyogadvāra-sūtra serves as a key to the understanding of the Āgamas”.

The nine sentiments (navarasa) are:

  1. vīra (heroism)
  2. śṛṅgāra (eroticism)
  3. adbhuta (wonder)
  4. raudra (fury)
  5. vṛdānaka, (shame, which is not in other Indian schools)
  6. bībhatsa (disgust)
  7. hāsa (comedy or humour)
  8. karuṇā (pity or compassion)
  9. śānta (tranquillity)
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context information

Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

navarasa (नवरस).—m pl (S) The nine sentiments or passions; viz. śṛṅgāra, hāsya, karūṇa, raudra, vīra, bhayānaka, bībhatsa, adbhuta, śānta (Love, mirth, pitifulness or tenderness, anger, heroism, terror or fear, disgust, astonishment or surprise, tranquillity). See under rasa an enumeration slightly differing.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

navarasa (नवरस).—m pl The nine sentiments or passions.

context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Navarasā (नवरसा).—m. (pl.) the nine sentiments in poetry; see under अष्टरस (aṣṭarasa) and रस (rasa) also.

Derivable forms: navarasāḥ (नवरसाः).

Navarasā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms navan and rasā (रसा).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Navarasa (नवरस):—[=nava-rasa] [from nava] mfn. (in [compound]), the 9 sentiments or passions ([dramatic language])

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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 (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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