Praveshiki, Prāveśikī: 1 definition


Praveshiki 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 Prāveśikī can be transliterated into English as Pravesiki or Praveshiki, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Prāveśikī (प्रावेशिकी, “entering”) refers to one of the seven classes of songs (dhruvā) defined in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 32.9-16, and according to verse 32.25-27, “Dhruvās are of three classes: Kaniṣṭhikāgrahā, Sannipātāgrahā, and Apagrahā. The first dhruvā is Prāveśīkī (entering), the second one Ākṣepikī (indicating), the third one Prāsādikī (calming), the fourth one Antarā (transitional) and the fifth one is Naiṣkrāmikī (departing).”

According to verse 32.40-41, “Now listen about the class of metres for the prāveśīkī-dhruvās in case of energetic characters. The class of metres applicable to such characters are Paṅkti, Triṣṭup, Jagatī, Atijagatī and Śakkarī.”

According to verse 32.390, 397, “The Excited prāveśikī-dhruvā, when the movement has been arrested (?) or delayed, should be applied in case of male characters” and “the prāveśikī-dhruvā should have tāla with four sannipātas”.

According to verse 32.422-425, “the prāveśikī-dhruvā is to be sung to indicate anything happening in the forenoon” and “any report about going is to be expressed by the prāveśikī-ddhruvā, and that which relates to anything stationary is to be have recourse to the ākṣepikī-dhruvā”.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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