Vamshapatrapatita, aka: Vamsha-patra-patita, Vaṃśapatrapatita; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Vamshapatrapatita 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.

The Sanskrit term Vaṃśapatrapatita can be transliterated into English as Vamsapatrapatita or Vamshapatrapatita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Vaṃśapatrapatita (वंशपत्रपतित) refers to a type of syllabic metre (vṛtta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 16. In this metre, the first, the fourth, the tenth and the seventeenth syllables of a foot (pāda) are heavy (guru), while the rest of the syllables are light (laghu).

⎼⏑⏑¦⎼⏑⏑¦⏑⏑⏑¦⎼⏑⏑¦⏑⏑⏑¦⏑⎼¦¦⎼⏑⏑¦⎼⏑⏑¦⏑⏑⏑¦⎼⏑⏑¦⏑⏑⏑¦⏑⎼¦¦
⎼⏑⏑¦⎼⏑⏑¦⏑⏑⏑¦⎼⏑⏑¦⏑⏑⏑¦⏑⎼¦¦⎼⏑⏑¦⎼⏑⏑¦⏑⏑⏑¦⎼⏑⏑¦⏑⏑⏑¦⏑⎼¦¦

Vaṃśapatrapatita falls in the Atyaṣṭi class of chandas (rhythm-type), which implies that verses constructed with this metre have four pādas (‘foot’ or ‘quarter-verse’) containing seventeen syllables each.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Nāṭyaśāstra book cover
context information

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).

Discover the meaning of vamshapatrapatita or vamsapatrapatita in the context of Natyashastra from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 367 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Patra
patra (पत्र).—n A letter, note, epistle. A written paper or deed. A leaf. A petal of a flower. ...
Vamsha
Vamsa, Venu or Kicaka is the name of a tree mentioned in the Kathasaritsagara by Somadeva (10th...
Patita
patita (पतित).—p Fallen. Fallen from caste. Fallen from virtue.
Suryavamsha
sūryavaṃśa (सूर्यवंश).—m (S) A race of kings descended from the sun. Their history is recorded ...
Somavamsha
sōmavaṃśa (सोमवंश).—m The lunar dynasty.
Candravamsha
Candravaṃśa (चन्द्रवंश).—A Kinnara with human face.** Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 36.
Jayapatra
jayapatra (जयपत्र).—n Record of victory or triumph sound. furnished by the defeated party.
Shuddhipatra
śuddhipatra (शुद्धिपत्र).—n A sheet of errata.
Danapatra
dānapatra (दानपत्र).—n (S) A deed of gift or conveyance.
Ajnapatra
ājñāpatra (आज्ञापत्र).—n A written order, an edict.
Patravalli
patravallī (पत्रवल्ली).—f S pop. patrāvalī f Figures tattooed on the skin. v kāḍha, liha, kara.
Thupavamsa
The Thūpavaṃsa contains an account of the thūpas or dagobas built over the relics of the Buddha...
Sammatipatra
sammatipatra (संमतिपत्र).—Better written sammata, sammati, sammatipatra. Also for sammata as re...
Dathavamsa
The Dāṭhāvaṃsa gives an account of the tooth-relic of the Buddha which is said to have been bro...
Vamsakarilla
Vaṃsakarilla (वंसकरिल्ल) in Prakrit and Vaṃśakārīra in Sanskrit refers to shoots of v...

Relevant text

- Was this explanation helpful? Leave a comment:

Make this page a better place for research and define the term yourself in your own words.

You have to be a member in order to post comments. Click here to login or click here to become a member.