Pratihari, Pratīhārī, Pratihārī: 2 definitions
Pratihari 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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Pratihārī (प्रतिहारी, “ushers”) refers to one of the classes of “women” (strī) who have dealings with the king, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 34. Accordingly, “women who lay before the king any business related to various affairs of the state such as treaty, war and the like, are called pratihārīs (usher)”.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A female door-keeper.
2) A door-keeper in general.
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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Ends with: Adyapratihari.
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Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 8: Padma’s mokṣa (emancipation) < [Chapter VIII - Śrī Mahāpadmacakricaritra]
Part 16: Quarrel with Niśumbha < [Chapter V - Śrī Dharmanāthacaritra]
Part 6: Fight with Prahlāda < [Chapter V - Dattanandanaprahlādacaritra]
The Natyashastra (by Bharata-muni)
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)