Prastavana, aka: Prastavanā, Prastāvanā; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

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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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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.

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

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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: DDSA: The practical 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: Shabda-Sagara 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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