Ratnavali, aka: Ratnāvali; 2 Definition(s)
Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Ratnāvalī (रत्नावली) refers to “jewel-neckalce” and is classified as an ornament (ābharaṇa) for the neck (kaṇṭha) to be worn by females, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. Such ornaments for females should be used in cases of human females and celestial beings (gods and goddesses).
Ābharaṇa (‘ornaments’, eg., ratnāvalī) is a category of alaṃkāra, or “decorations”, which in turn is a category of nepathya, or “costumes and make-up”, the perfection of which forms the main concern of the Āhāryābhinaya, or “extraneous representation”, a critical component for a successful dramatic play.Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
about this context:
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).
General definition (in Jainism)
Ratnāvali (रत्नावलि) is the shorter name of Ratnāvalidvīpa, one of the continents (dvīpa) of the middle-world (madhyaloka) which is encircled by the ocean named Ratnāvalisasamudra (or simply Ratnāvali), according to Jain cosmology. The middle-world contains innumerable concentric dvīpas and, as opposed to the upper-world (adhaloka) and the lower-world (ūrdhvaloka), is the only world where humans can be born.
Ratnāvali is recorded in ancient Jaina canonical texts dealing with cosmology and geography of the universe. Examples of such texts are the Saṃgrahaṇīratna in the Śvetāmbara tradition or the Tiloyapannatti and the Trilokasāra in the Digambara tradition.Source: Wisdom Library: Jainism
Search found 15 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:
Ratnāvalisamudra (रत्नावलिसमुद्र) is the name of the ocean (samudra) surrouding the continent o...
Ratnāvalidvīpa (रत्नावलिद्वीप) is one of the continents (dvīpa) of the middle-world (madhyaloka...
Deva (देव).—Description of a women of goddes (deva) type;—A woman who has delicate limbs, stead...
Harṣa (हर्ष).—The sphere of Harṣa’s versatile genius was not restricted to his conquests, admin...
Baladeva (बलदेव).—According to both Śvetāmbara and Digambara, each Vāsudeva has a step-brother,...
There is unanimous agreement that Nāgārjuna (ca 150–250 AD) is the most important Budd...
Pracchedaka (प्रच्छेदक).—One of the twelve types of lāsya;—When a separated woman pained by the...
Baladeva Vidyabhushana was a prominent Gaudiya Vaishnava acharya. He never mentioned his bir...
|Sri Ramachandrendra Saraswati|
Sri Ramachandrendra Saraswati is the disciple of Vasu-devendra Saraswati. He seems to have p...
1. Khiragama - A village in Rohana, where the forces of Parakkamabahu I fought a battle again...
1. Kittisirimegha - Son of Moggallana II. and king of Ceylon from 656 A.C. The length of his ...
A town in Rohana in Dvadasasahassakarattha. It is first mentioned in the account of the campa...
1. Parakkamabahu I. King of Ceylon (1153 86). He was the son of the eldest of the three bro...
A Kalinga princess, the second queen of Vijayabahu I. She later became his chief queen and had ...
In the Bhāgavata-tātparya-nirṇaya Madhva selects some of the important verses from the twelv...
Search found 21 books containing Ratnavali or Ratnāvali. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the 20 most relevant articles:
- · Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra > ... > Notes on penances
- · A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 > ... > Antiquity of the Pañcarātra
- · Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra > ... > Part 1: Incarnation as Mahābala
- · A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 > ... > The Bhāgavata-purāṇa (introduction)
- · Śrī Gauḍīya Kaṇṭhahāra > Appendix: Pramāṇa-tattva
- · The Natyashastra > Abbreviations and Symbols
- · Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) > ... > Chapter LXXVII
- · A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 > ... > Śaṅkara and his School
- · A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 > ... > Some Companions of Caitanya
- · A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 > ... > The Position of the Pañcarātra Literature
- · Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra > ... > Part 11: Life as a monk
- · A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 > ... > Teachers and Writers of the Madhva School
- · A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 > ... > The Philosophy of Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa
- · Śrī Gauḍīya Kaṇṭhahāra > Jīva-tattva
- · A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 > ... > Rāmānuja Literature
- · Bodhisattva-caryāvatāra > Bibliography Of Sūtras, Tantras And śāstras
- · A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 > ... > Important Madhva Works
- · The Treatise on the Great Virtue of Wisdom, Volume III > Supplement to Bibliography
- · Śrī Gauḍīya Kaṇṭhahāra > Guru-tattva
- · The Treatise on the Great Virtue of Wisdom, Volume III > Introduction
» Click here to see all 21 search results in a detailed overview.
- Was this explanation helpufll? Leave a comment:
Make this page a better place for research and define the term yourself in your own words.