Upahasta: 2 definitions
Upahasta 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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Upahasta (उपहस्त) refers to five characteristics of the hand (hasta) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 33.
The following are the five upahastas:
Accordingly, “The four qualities of all these hands are elegance, switftness, variety and firmness. These are what I had to say about the characteristics of hands”.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Upahasta (उपहस्त):—[=upa-hasta] m. the act of taking with the hand, receiving ([Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]) [gana] vetanādi, [Pāṇini 4-4, 12], (not in [Kāśikā-vṛtti])
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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