Parivartani, Parivartanī: 2 definitions


Parivartani 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Natya Shastra

Parivartanī (परिवर्तनी).—The dhruvā (song) which has only the last syllable long in its four feet of eleven syllables, is called the parivartanī (Walking-round) dhruvā, which comes after performing the utthāpana. It should be performed in the caturasra-tāla and medium tempo and with eight sannipātas. During the singing of this dhruvā the Director should move leftwards in the vārtika-mārga with graceful step in accompaniment of instrumental music and should bow to [different] deities in directions belonging to them.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Parivartani in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Parivartanī (परिवर्तनी):—[=pari-vartanī] [from pari-vartana > pari-vṛt] f. (with vidyā) Name of a [particular] magical art, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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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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