Tryashra, Tri-ashra, Tryaśra, Tryasrā: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Tryaśra can be transliterated into English as Tryasra or Tryashra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Tryaśra (त्र्यश्र, “triangular”).—One of three main types of playhouses, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra 2.7-8. According to Nāṭyaśāstra 2.101-104, “By the builders, a playhouse (nāṭyamaṇḍapa) with three corners should be built, and the stage in it also should be made triangular. In one corner of the playhouse there should be a door, and a second door should be made at the back of the stage. Rules regarding walls and pillars which hold good in case of a playhouse of the square type (caturaśra), will be applicable in case of the triangular type.”

2) Tryasrā (त्र्यस्रा) refers to a specific gesture (āṅgika) made with the neck (grīvā), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. These ‘gestures of the neck (grīvā)’ should follow the gestures made with the head (śiras). These gestures form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

Source: Natya Shastra

Tryasrā (त्र्यस्रा).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with the neck (grīvā);—Instructions: neck with the face turned sideways. Uses: in carrying weight on the neck, and sorrow.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Tryasra (त्र्यस्र).—Triangle, more specifically a right-triangle. Note: Tryasra is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tryaśra (त्र्यश्र).—a. triangular.

-sram a triangle.

Tryaśra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and aśra (अश्र). See also (synonyms): tryasra.

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Tryasra (त्र्यस्र).—a. triangular.

-sram a triangle.

Tryasra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and asra (अस्र). See also (synonyms): tryaśra.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Tryasra (त्र्यस्र).—n.

(-sraṃ) A triangle. E. tri, and asra an angle.

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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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