Upadishta, Upadiṣṭa: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Upadiṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Upadista or Upadishta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Upadiṣṭa (उपदिष्ट, “apt statement”) refers to one of the thirty-six “characteristic features” (lakṣaṇa) of perfect ‘poetic compositions’ (kāvyabandha) and ‘dramatic compositions’ (dṛśyakāvya, or simply kāvya). According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 17, these thirty-six lakṣaṇas act as instructions for composing playwrights. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Upadiṣṭa (उपदिष्ट, “pointed utterance”).—One of the thirty-six lakṣaṇa, or “excellent points of a dramatic composition”;—Description of upadiṣṭa: When one says something with a happy end on the basis of Śāstras and thereby pleases the learned, it is a Pointed Utterance (upadiṣṭa, lit. “utterance”).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

upadiṣṭa (उपदिष्ट).—p S Instructed or taught. 2 Advised or counseled. 3 Communicated or imparted--knowledge of a mantra &c.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

upadiṣṭa (उपदिष्ट).—a Instructed or taught, advised or counselled, communicated or im- parted-knowledge of a mantra &c.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Upadiṣṭa (उपदिष्ट).—p. p.

1) Specified, pointed out, particularized; पृथूपदिष्टां दुदुहुर्धरित्रीम् (pṛthūpadiṣṭāṃ duduhurdharitrīm) Ku.1.2. पृषोदरादीनि यथोपदिष्टम् (pṛṣodarādīni yathopadiṣṭam) P. VI.3.19.

2) Taught, instructed, advised.

3) Put forward as a plea or reason.

4) Initiated.

-ṣṭam Advice, counsel; (in drama) a persuasive speech; S. D.449.

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

Upadiṣṭa (उपदिष्ट).—mfn.

(-ṣṭaḥ-ṣṭā-ṣṭaṃ) 1. Instructed, advised. 2. Initiated. 3. Specified, particularised. 4. Assigned as a plea or reason. n.

(-ṣṭaṃ) Council, advice. E. upa before diś to shew, kta aff.

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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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