Samaksharapada, aka: Samākṣarapada, Samakshara-pada; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Samākṣarapada can be transliterated into English as Samaksarapada or Samaksharapada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Samākṣarapada (समाक्षरपद) refers to one of the varieties of the catuṣpadā type of song, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 31. Accordingly, “the song which has a regular number of short and long mātrās in its padas, and its padas, varṇas, tempo and tāla are regular, it is called samākṣarapada”.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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).

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