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Sthitapāṭhya, aka: Sthita-pathya; 3 Definition(s)


Sthitapāṭhya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Sthitapāṭhya can be transliterated into English as Sthitapathya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Sthitapāṭhya (स्थितपाठ्य) refers to one of the twelve types of lāsya, or “gentle form of dance” according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 20. These various lāsya are presented as a specific type of dramatic play (nāṭya) similar to that of the Bhāṇa type

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Sthitapāṭhya (स्थितपाठ्य).—One of the twelve types of lāsya;—If a separated woman burning with the fire of love, recites anything in Prakrit while resting on her seat, it is an instance of the Sthita-pāṭhya.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Sthitapāṭhya (स्थितपाठ्य).—One of the ten type of lāsyāṅga, or ‘elements of the gentle dance’;—In it the lady, having her body afflicted by the force of love, due to separation, recites Prakrit speech full of sentiment, while in a standing posture. Abhinava points out that even in lāsya there is recitation, which is prominently me ant for the entertainment of the King or the Deity. Captivating the mind is achieved by the poet with recitation also, employing it in the interval for the sake of striki ngness. Even while standing, she recites as if she were seated. This strikingness is the extraordinary part of the entertainment belonging to the recitation. This much part of the lāsyāṅga seen in the popular life is used (in the play). It is indicative of passion.

Source: svAbhinava: Abhinavagupta’s Treatment of the lāsyāṅgas

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).

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