Srotogata, Srotogatā, Srotas-gata: 1 definition

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Srotogatā (स्रोतोगता) or Srotogatāyati refers to a one of the three yatis: rules used in the playing of drums (puṣkara) [with reference to Mṛdaṅga, Paṇava and Dardura] according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 33. Accordingly, “when the yati is srotogatā, the tempo is medium and there is sama-pāṇi, the playing is called viddha. The playing of music is called viddha when in case characters of superior or middling type, its procedure is vārtika or dakṣiṇa”.

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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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