Prastavana, Prastavanā, Prastāvanā: 12 definitions

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Prastavana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Prastavanā (स्थापना) refers to “prologue”. More specifically, it refers to the prologue of a Nāṭaka play. It is also known as Sthāpanā. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prastavana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prastāvana (प्रस्तावन).—n S prastāvanā f S A dramatic prelude; an introductory dialogue. It is usually spoken by the manager and one of the actors. 2 The introductory portion of books, the preface or exordium.

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

prastāvana (प्रस्तावन).—n prastāvanā f A dramatic prelude; an introductory dialogue. It is usual- ly spoken by the manager and one of the actors. The introduction, the preface.

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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

[«previous next»] — Prastavana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prastāvanā (प्रस्तावना).—

1) Causing to be praised or mentioned, praising, praise.

2) Beginning, commencement; आर्य बालचरितप्रस्तावनाडिण्डिमः (ārya bālacaritaprastāvanāḍiṇḍimaḥ) Mv.1.54.

3) An introduction, preface, exordium (in general); प्रस्तावना इयं कपटनाटकस्य (prastāvanā iyaṃ kapaṭanāṭakasya) Māl.2.

4) Sounding forth.

5) An introductory dialogue (the prologue) at the beginning of a drama between the manager and one of the actors, which, after giving an account of the author and his qualifications &c., introduces the audience to the incidents of the drama; (for definition, see āmukha).

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

Prastāvanā (प्रस्तावना).—f.

(-nā) 1. Commencement, introduction. 2. A dramatic prelude, an introductory dialogue, usually spoken by the manager and one of the actors. 3. Praising, praise. E. pra before, stu to praise, aff. lyuṭ; the commencement of books, &c. being usually the praise of gods or princes. It is thus defined by Bharata:—“naṭī vidūṣako vāpi pāripārśvika eva vā . sūtradhāreṇa sahitāḥ saṃlāpaṃ yatra kurvate . āmukhaṃ nāma tajjñeyaṃ saiva prastāvanā matā .”

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Prastāvanā (प्रस्तावना).—i. e. pra-stu, [Causal.], + ana, f. 1. Causing to be praised, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 180, 14. 2. A dramatic prelude, prologue, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 4, 8. 3. Commencement.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Prastāvanā (प्रस्तावना).—[feminine] announcing, proclaiming; introduction, prologue (cf. [preceding]).

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

1) Prastāvanā (प्रस्तावना):—[=pra-stāvanā] [from pra-stāva > pra-stu] f. sounding forth, blazing abroad, [Daśakumāra-carita]

2) [v.s. ...] introduction, commencement, beginning, preface, exordium, [Mahābhārata; Mālavikāgnimitra; Mahāvīra-caritra]

3) [v.s. ...] a dramatic prologue, an introductory dialogue spoken by the manager and one of the actors (of which several varieties are enumerated, viz. the Udghāṭyaka, Kaṭhôdghāṭa, Prayogātiśaya, Pravartaka, and Avalagita), [Kālidāsa] [Ratnāvalī; Sāhitya-darpaṇa; Pratāparudrīya etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Prastāvanā (प्रस्तावना):—[pra-stāvanā] (nā) 1. f. Commencement, introduction, dramatic prelude.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Prastāvanā (प्रस्तावना):—(vom caus. von stu mit pra) f.

1) das Erwähnenlassen, Besprechenlassen: pīṭhamardaviṭavidūṣakairbhikṣukībhiśca nāgarikapuruṣasamavāyeṣu rūpaśīlamādhuryaprastāvanā [Daśakumāracarita] in [Benfey’ Chrestomathie aus Sanskritwerken 180, 13. fg.] —

2) Einleitung, Beginn [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 2, 30.] sarpasattra [Mahābhārata 1, 12] in der Unterschr. —

3) Eingang —, Prolog eines Dramas; die Scene zwischen dem Gebet und dem Beginn des ersten Aktes, [Sāhityadarpana 287.] [PRATĀPAR. 23,a,5.] [Śākuntala.4,21.] [Vikramorvaśī.4,8.] [Mālavikāgnimitra.4,11.] [Mudrārākṣasa.4,11.] [RATNĀV.4,1.] [UTTARARĀM.3,13.] [MĀLATĪM.4,4 v. u.] [Prabodhacandrodaja.6,9.] [Dhūrtasamāgama 70,15 (66,2] steht das Wort nicht am Platz). Verschiedene Arten der Prastāvanā sind: Udghāṭyaka, Kathodghāṭa, Prayogātiśaya, Pravartaka und Avalagita [Sāhityadarpana 288.]

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Prastāvanā (प्रस्तावना):—

1) das Ausposaunen: āryabālacaritaprastāvanāḍiṇḍima [Sāhityadarpana 91, 12.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Prastāvanā (प्रस्तावना):—f.

1) das Ausposaunenlassen durch (Instr.) [Daśakumāra 49,12.13.] —

2) Einleitung , Beginn.

3) Eingang — , Prolog eines Schauspiels , die Scene zwischen dem Gebet und dem Beginn des ersten Actes.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prastavana in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prastāvanā (प्रस्तावना):—(nf) a preamble; prologue; preface.

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