Unmada, aka: Unmāda; 3 Definition(s)
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Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
1) Unmāda (उन्माद, “insanity”).—One of the thirty-three vyabhicāribhāva (transitory states), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 7. These ‘transitory states’ accompany the ‘permanent state’ in co-operation. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature. (Also see the Daśarūpa 4.8-9)
2) Unmāda (उन्माद, “insanity”) refers to the seventh 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) Unmāda (उन्माद, “insanity”) is caused by determinants (vibhāva) such as death of beloved persons, loss of wealth, stroke of adversity, derangement of [the three humours]: wind (vāta), biles (pitta), phelgm (śleṣmā), and the like. It is to be represented on the stage by laughing, weeping, crying, talking, lying down, sitting, running, dancing, singing and reciting [something] without any reason, smearing [the body] with ashes and dust, taking grass, Nirmālya. soiled cloth, tags, potsherd and earthen tray as decoration [of the body], many other senseless acts, and imitation of others.
2) Unmāda (उन्माद).—One of the ten stages of love (kāma);—When a woman introduces topic about him (i.e. the beloved) on all occasions and hates all other males, it is a case of Insanity (unmāda). To represent Insanity one should sometime look with a steadfast gaze, sometimes heave a deep sigh, sometimes be absorbed within oneself and sometimes weep at the usual time for recreation.Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra
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).
1a) Unmāda (उन्माद).—A son of Nārāyaṇa and Śrī. Father of Saṃśaya.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 11. 3.
The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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