Patuvritta, aka: Paṭuvṛtta; 1 Definition(s)
Patuvritta 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 Paṭuvṛtta can be transliterated into English as Patuvrtta or Patuvritta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Paṭuvṛtta (पटुवृत्त) refers to a type of syllabic metre (vṛtta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 16. In this metre, the first six and the tenth syllables of a foot (pāda) are light (laghu), while the rest of the syllables are heavy (guru). It is also known by the name Puṭa.
Paṭuvṛtta falls in the Jagatī class of chandas (rhythm-type), which implies that verses constructed with this metre have four pādas (‘foot’ or ‘quarter-verse’) containing twelve syllables each.Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (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 (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).
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