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Uttamottamaka, aka: Uttama-uttamaka; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Uttamottamaka (उत्तमोत्तमक) refers to one of the twelve types of lāsya, or “gentle form of dance” according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 20. These various lāsya are presented as a specific type of dramatic play (nāṭya) similar to that of the Bhāṇa type

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Uttamottamaka (उत्तमोत्तमक).—One of the twelve types of lāsya;—The Uttamottamaka is composed in various kinds of Ślokas; it includes various Sentimentts and is adorned with the condition of Passion (helā).

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Uttamottamaka (उत्तमोत्तमक).—One of the ten type of lāsyāṅga, or ‘elements of the gentle dance’;—It has many sentiments and striking verse compositions, rendered variegated by hela and hava. Abhinava says the lāsyāṅgas in general are the best ones as they become helpful in evoking rasas in the nāṭya. This lāsyāṅga is the most excellent among them. Hence it is called uttamottamaka (excellent among the best ones). It has various extraordinary sentiments. The strikingness of the arrangement (of incidents) is stated here to be due to the manifold character and novelty of the dominant states

Source: svAbhinava: Abhinavagupta’s Treatment of the lāsyāṅgas

about this context:

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).

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