Trigata, aka: Tri-gata; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

1) Trigata (त्रिगत) refers to one of the ten practices performed after the removal of the stage curtain, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 5.

1) Trigata (त्रिगत, “three men’s talk”) refers to one of the thirteen types of vīthi, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 20. Trigata can also be translated as “triple explanation”. Vīthi represents one of the daśarūpa or, “ten kinds of dramatic plays”, which are said to have originated from the various styles (vṛtti), discussed in chapter 22 of the same work.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Trigata (त्रिगत).—The conversation of the Director (sūtradhāra), the Assistant (pāripārśvaka) and the Jester (vidūṣaka) is called the Three Men’s Talk (trigata).

2) Trigata (त्रिगत).—One of the thirteen types of vīthi;—When exalted words with the Comic Sentiment are shared by three characters it should be known as Three Men’s Talk (trigata).

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Trigata (त्रिगत).—a.

1) tripled.

2) done in three days.

Trigata is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and gata (गत).

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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