Udghatyaka, aka: Udghātyaka; 2 Definition(s)


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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Udghātyaka (उद्घात्यक, “accidental interpretation”) refers to one of the thirteen types of vīthi, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 20. Udghātyaka can also translate to “abrupt dialog”. 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

Udghātyaka (उद्घात्यक).—One of the thirteen types of vīthi;—If, in order to explain them, men connect words of obscure meaning with words other than those intended by the speaker it becomes Accidental Interpretation (udghātyaka).

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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