Udvega; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

1) Udvega (उद्वेग, “dismay”) refers to ‘distress’ caused by spearation or exposure to enemies. Udvega represents one of the thirteen garbhasandhi, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 21. Garbhasandhi refers to the “segments (sandhi) of the development part (garbha)” and represents one of the five segments of the plot (itivṛtta or vastu) of a dramatic composition (nāṭaka).

2) Udvega (उद्वेग, “distress”) refers to the fifth of the ten stages of love (kāma) arising in a woman (strī) and men (puṃs) alike, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Udvega (उद्वेग).—One of the thirteen elements of the ‘development segment’ (garbhasandhi);—(Description:) Fear arising from a king, an enemy or a robber is called Dismay (udvega).

2) Udvega (उद्वेग).—One of the ten stages of love (kāma);—That one is not at case or is pleased in sitting, or in lying in bed and is always eagerly expecting [the beloved one] is the stage of Distress ( udvega) in love. By representing anxiety, sighs, lassitude and burning of the heart in an exaggerated manner, one should express the stage of distress (udvega).

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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Katha (narrative stories)

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Udvega (उद्वेग) refers to (1) a “betel nut”, (2) “anxiety”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 7.46. Cf. Āryāsaptaśatī verse 287.

Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

udvēga (उद्वेग).—m (S) Disturbance, discomposure, disquietude (from fright, grief, or anxiety).

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

udvēga (उद्वेग).—m Disturbance, discomposure (from grief, &c.)

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

Udvega (उद्वेग).—a. [udgato vego'smāt]

1) Going swiftly (as an express messenger), courier.

2) Steady, calm, tranquil.

3) Ascending, mounting.

4) One whose arms by long practice continue always raised above the head (as an ascetic).

-gaḥ 1 Trembling, shaking, waving.

2) Agitation, excitement; हर्षामर्षभयोद्वेगैर्मुक्तो यः स च मे प्रियः (harṣāmarṣabhayodvegairmukto yaḥ sa ca me priyaḥ) Bg. 12.15.

3) Alarm, fear; शान्तोद्वेगस्तिमितनयनं दृष्टभक्तिर्भवान्या (śāntodvegastimitanayanaṃ dṛṣṭabhaktirbhavānyā) Me.38; सहसोद्वेगमियं व्रजेदिति (sahasodvegamiyaṃ vrajediti) R.8.7.

4) Anxiety, regret, sorrow, distress (caused by separation from one's favourite object). निवसन्त्यत्र राजेन्द्र गतोद्वेगा निरुत्सुकाः (nivasantyatra rājendra gatodvegā nirutsukāḥ) Mb.3.173.14.

5) Admiration, astonishment.

-gam A betelnut (fruit.).

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Udvega (उद्वेग).—See under उद्विज् (udvij).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Udvega (उद्वेग).—mfn.

(-gaḥ-gā-gaṃ) 1. One going swiftly, a runner, a courier, &c. 2. Steady, composed, tranquil. m.

(-gaḥ) 1. Regret. 2. Fear. 3. Anxiety, agitation. 4. Distress occasioned by separation from a beloved object. 5. Admiration, astonishment. 6. Ascending, mounting, going up or upwards. 7. An ascetic whose arms, by long habit, continue always raised above his head. n.

(-gaṃ) The fruit of the Areca catechu, the betel nut. E. ut up, vij to fear, to shake, &c. ghañ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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