Uras; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

1) Uras (उरस्) refers to “breast”. It is one of the six major limbs (aṅga) used in dramatic performance, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. With these limbs are made the various gestures (āṅgika), which form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

There are five kinds of “gestures of the breast (uras)” defined:

  1. ābhugna (slightly bent),
  2. nirbhugna (unbent),
  3. prakampita (shaking),
  4. udvāhita (raised),
  5. sama (natural).

2) According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 19 , uras, as the “chest”, refers to a type of ‘vocal representation’ (vācika), which is used in communicating the meaning of the drama and calling forth the sentiment (rasa). Accordingly, to call a person when he is at a short distance the voice should proceed from the chest (uras).

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uras (उरस्).—a. Best, excellent. n. (uraḥ) The breast, bosom; व्यूढोरस्को वृषस्कन्धः (vyūḍhorasko vṛṣaskandhaḥ) R.1.13; Ku.6.51; उरसि कृ (urasi kṛ) to clasp to the bosom.

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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