Vardhamanaka, Vardhamānaka: 5 definitions


Vardhamanaka 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Vardhamānaka (वर्धमानक) is another name for Vardhamāna, which refers to one of the ten practices performed after the removal of the stage curtain, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 5.

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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Vardhamānaka (वर्धमानक) refers to an “earthen vessel”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 2.26.—See under Nīrājana

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vardhamānaka (वर्धमानक).—

1) A kind of dish or pot, lid or cover; भ्रमयत्युचितं विदर्भजानननीराजनवर्धमानकम् (bhramayatyucitaṃ vidarbhajānananīrājanavardhamānakam) N.2.2; Mb.14. 65.15.

2) Name of a class of persons who dance with lamps on their heads, hands etc.; नट-नर्तक-गन्धर्वैः पूर्णकैर्वर्ध- मानकैः (naṭa-nartaka-gandharvaiḥ pūrṇakairvardha- mānakaiḥ) Mb.7.57.4 (com. vardhamānakaiḥ ārātrikahastaiḥ).

Derivable forms: vardhamānakaḥ (वर्धमानकः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vardhamānaka (वर्धमानक).—n. of a nāga king: Mvy 3288; Māy 247.31.

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

Vardhamānaka (वर्धमानक) or Varddhamānaka.—m.

(-kaḥ) A lid, a cover. E. vardhamāna as above, and kan added.

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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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