Uktanimitta: 1 definition



Uktanimitta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Shodhganga: Mankhaka a sanskrit literary genius (natya)

Uktanimitta (उक्तनिमित्त) refers to one of the two divisions of Vibhāvanā (peculiar causation): a type of Alaṃkāra (figure of speech).—When an effect is said to arise without a cause, it is Vibhāvanā, which is two-fold according as the reason is mentioned or not. The twofold divisions of Vibhāvanā are—Uktanimitta and Anuktanimitta.

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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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