Parshvagata, Pārśvāgata, Pārśvagata, Parshva-gata: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Pārśvāgata and Pārśvagata can be transliterated into English as Parsvagata or Parshvagata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Pārśvāgata (पार्श्वागत) refers to a type of mask (pratiśiras) or crown, prescribed for the common (lit. inferior) gods, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. It is also known by the name Pārśvamaulī. Providing masks is a component of nepathya (costumes and make-up) and is to be done in accordance with the science of āhāryābhinaya (extraneous representation).

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pārśvagata (पार्श्वगत).—a.

1) being at the side, being near or close to, attending upon.

2) sheltered.

Derivable forms: pārśvagataḥ (पार्श्वगतः).

Pārśvagata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pārśva and gata (गत).

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

Pārśvagata (पार्श्वगत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Close to, beside. E. pārśva, and gata gone to.

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

1) Pārśvagata (पार्श्वगत):—[=pārśva-gata] [from pārśva > pārśava] mfn. being at the s°, attending, accompanying, being close to or beside, [Kāvya literature; Varāha-mihira]

2) [v.s. ...] sheltered, screening, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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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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