Svabhavika, aka: Svābhāvikā, Svābhāvika; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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1a) Svābhāvikā (स्वाभाविका, “natural”) refers to a specific gesture (āṅgika) made with the nose (nāsā), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. These gestures form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

1b) Svābhāvikā also refers to a specific “color of the face” which form part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. According to its instructions, this facial color should be use when “in a natural and indifferent (mood)”. (Instructions): lobes in the natural nose. (Uses): in the remaining conditions.

1c) Svābhāvikā (स्वाभाविका, “natural”) refers to the “natural grace” of women, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24. It is also known ny the name Svabhāvaja or Sahaja. The natural grace is one of the three aspects of ‘graces’ (alaṃkāra) which forms the support of sentiments (rasa) in drama. These terms are defined according to the science of sāmānyābhinaya, or “harmonious representation”.

There are ten ‘natural graces’ of women (svābhāvika) defined:

  1. līlā (sportive mimicry),
  2. vilāsa (amorous gesture),
  3. vicchitti (dishabille),
  4. vibhrama (confusion),
  5. kilakiñcita (hysterical mood),
  6. moṭṭāyita (manifestation of affection),
  7. kuṭṭamita (pretended anger),
  8. bibboka (affected coldness),
  9. lalita (lolling),
  10. vihṛta (want of response),
Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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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Samkhya (school of philosophy)

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Svābhāvika (स्वाभाविक, “natural”) refers to a type of saṃyoga (lit. ‘contact’), a relation between prakṛti and puruṣa.—The contact produced by the innate (or natural) relation between two entities is called svābhāvika-saṃyoga. For example, the contact produced between the fire and its heat.

Source: Shodhganga: Prakrti and purusa in Samkhyakarika an analytical review
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Samkhya (सांख्य, Sāṃkhya) is a dualistic school of Hindu philosophy (astika) and is closeley related to the Yoga school. Samkhya philosophy accepts three pramanas (‘proofs’) only as valid means of gaining knowledge. Another important concept is their theory of evolution, revolving around prakriti (matter) and purusha (consciousness).

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Svābhāvika (स्वाभाविक).—Natural, unartificial; the word is used frequently in connection with the capacity of denotation which words naturally possess; cf. अभिधानं पुनः स्वाभाविकम् (abhidhānaṃ punaḥ svābhāvikam) P. I. 2.64 Vart. 36.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Svābhāvika (स्वाभाविक) is the name for a popular Buddhist sect in Nepal and China.

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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svabhāvika (स्वभाविक) [or वीक, vīka].—a (Common corruption of svābhā- vika) Natural or native; pertaining naturally and essentially. 2 Used as ad Simply, merely, carelessly, inadvertently; without any particular purpose or thought: also of itself or its own accord; as a matter of course; without any effort, working, or act from an external cause.

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svābhāvika (स्वाभाविक).—a (S svabhāva) Natural, native, proper; pertaining naturally, constitutionally, or essentially. 2 Used as ad Simply, spontaneously, of itself or its own accord, without any apparent cause: also idly, merely, carelessly, unwittingly, without advertence of mind or any particular purpose proposed.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

svabhāvika (स्वभाविक) [-vīka, -वीक].—a Natural. ad Simply.

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svābhāvika (स्वाभाविक).—a Natural. ad Simply.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Svābhāvika (स्वाभाविक).—a. (- f.) [स्वभावादागतः ढञ् (svabhāvādāgataḥ ḍhañ)] Belonging to one's own nature, innate, inherent, peculiar, natural; स्वाभाविकं विनीतत्वं तेषां विनयकर्मणा । मुमूर्च्छ सहजं तेजो हविषेव हविर्भुजाम् (svābhāvikaṃ vinītatvaṃ teṣāṃ vinayakarmaṇā | mumūrccha sahajaṃ tejo haviṣeva havirbhujām) R.1.79;5.69; Ku.6.71.

-kāḥ m. pl. A sect of Buddhists who accounted for all things by the laws of nature.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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