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Trimūḍhaka, aka: Tri-mudhaka; 3 Definition(s)


Trimūḍhaka 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 Trimūḍhaka can be transliterated into English as Trimudhaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Trimūḍhaka (त्रिमूढक) refers to one of the twelve types of lāsya, or “gentle form of dance” according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 20. It is also known by the name Trimūḍha. 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

Trimūḍhaka (त्रिमूढक).—One of the twelve types of lāsya;—A play adorned with even metres and abounding in manly feelings and composed of words which are neither harsh nor large, is called the Trimūḍhaka.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Trimūḍhaka (त्रिमूढक).—One of the ten type of lāsyāṅga, or ‘elements of the gentle dance’;—The nāṭya adorned with even meters, having deli cate and soft words and rich in manly states is called trimūḍhaka. Abhinava explains that in it there is the confusion or the infatuation of the three, i.e., of the hero due to his resort ing to falsehood, of the heroine who feels hatred, and of the new heroine due to bashfulness, etc., caused by the first sprouting of love. In such circumstances, the words of the hero are bound to be delicate. In this aṅga, such portions of excellences an d figures of speech are to be accepted which are helpful for evoking of the sentiment. Even the use of proper meters brings in strikingness. The character effects manly states profusely.

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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