Sabha-nayaka, Sabhā-nāyaka, Sabhanayaka, Sabhānāyaka: 3 definitions
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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
The Chief of the Audience (sabhā-nāyaka)—He who is Chief of the Audience should be wealthy, wise, discriminating, full of gifts, versed in musical lore, omniscient, renowned, of charming presence, knowing the moods (bhāvas) and their expression (hāva), void of jealousy and like faults, familiar with customary etiquette, sympathetic, a Dhīrodātta Nāyaka, expert in all the arts, clever in statecraft.
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).
Languages of India and abroad
1) the president of a society, chairman.
2) the keeper of a gaming-house.
Derivable forms: sabhānāyakaḥ (सभानायकः).
Sabhānāyaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sabhā and nāyaka (नायक). See also (synonyms): sabhāpati.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Sabhānāyaka (सभानायक):—[=sabhā-nāyaka] [from sabhā] m. the president of an assembly, chairman, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
2) [v.s. ...] the keeper of a gambling-house, [ib.]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Nayaka, Sabha.
Full-text: Sabhadhyaksha, Sabhapati.
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Abhinaya-darpana (English) (by Ananda Coomaraswamy)
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