Pariparshvaka, Pāripārśvaka: 7 definitions
Pariparshvaka 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.
The Sanskrit term Pāripārśvaka can be transliterated into English as Pariparsvaka or Pariparshvaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Pāripārśvaka (पारिपार्श्वक) refers to the “assistant” of the director (sūtradhāra) of a dramatic play (nāṭya).
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Pāripārśvaka (पारिपार्श्वक).—[paripārśvaṃ pārśvaṃ vyāpya vartate ṭhak]
1) A servant or an attendant; N.12.6;17.5.
2) An assistant of the manager of a play, one of the interlocutors in the prologue; प्रविश्य पारिपार्श्वकः (praviśya pāripārśvakaḥ); तत् किमिति पारिपार्श्विक नारम्भयसि कुशीलवैः सह संगीतम् (tat kimiti pāripārśvika nārambhayasi kuśīlavaiḥ saha saṃgītam) Ve.1.
Derivable forms: pāripārśvakaḥ (पारिपार्श्वकः).
See also (synonyms): pāripārśvika.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pāripārśvaka (पारिपार्श्वक).—[pāripārśva + ka], 1. m. An attendant, Mahābhārata 12, 4339. 2. f. vikā, A chambermaid, [Mālavikāgnimitra, (ed. Tullberg.)] 47, 8.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pāripārśvaka (पारिपार्श्वक).—[adjective] standing at the side, attending. [masculine] servant, attendant; assistant of the manager of the play; [feminine] rśvikā female attendant ([drama]).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pāripārśvaka (पारिपार्श्वक):—[=pāri-pārśvaka] [from pāri-pārśva > pāri] mf(ikā)n. standing at the side attending on [Mahābhārata]
2) [=pāri-pārśva-ka] [from pāri-pārśvaka > pāri-pārśva > pāri] m. (with or sc. nara) a servant, attendant, [ib.]
3) [v.s. ...] an assistant of the manager of a play, [Bharata-nāṭya-śāstra]
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