Varsharti, Varṣārti, Varsha-arti: 1 definition

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Varsharti 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 Varṣārti can be transliterated into English as Varsarti or Varsharti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Varṣārti (वर्षार्ति) refers to “affliction due to rains”. According to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8, when afflicted by rain, the gesture (āṅgika) made with the eyelids (puṭa) should be pihita (resting). The term is composed of the words varṣa (‘rains’) and ārti (‘affliction’, ‘pain’).

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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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