Samghataja, Saṃghātaja, Samghata-ja: 3 definitions



Samghataja 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Saṃghātaja (संघातज, “growing out of contrast”) refers to one of the four kinds of vistāra (expansion), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 29. It can also be spelled as Saṅghātaja (सङ्घातज). Vistāra represents one of the four classes of dhātu (stroke), which relate to different aspects of strokes in playing stringed instruments (tata).

According to the Nāṭyaśāstra, “the saṃghātaja and the samavāyaja consist respectively of two and three strokes. The first is of four kinds, and the second of eight kinds. The saṃghātaja strokes have the following varieties: two high, two low, low-high and high-low”.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samghataja in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Saṃghātaja (संघातज).—a. produced by a complicated derangement of the three humours (sānnipātika).

Saṃghātaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms saṃghāta and ja (ज).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Saṃghātaja (संघातज):—[=saṃ-ghāta-ja] [from saṃ-ghāta > saṃ-gha] mfn. produced by a complicated derangement of the three humours (= saṃnipātika), [Bhāvaprakāśa]

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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.

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