Vibodha; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

1) Vibodha (विबोध, “awakening”).—One of the thirty-three vyabhicāribhāva (transitory states), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 7. These ‘transitory states’ accompany the ‘permanent state’ in co-operation. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature. (Also see the Daśarūpa 4.8-9)

2) Vibodha (विबोध, “awakening”) refers to ‘impediment’. Vibodha represents one of the fourteen nirvahaṇasandhi, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 21. Nirvahaṇasandhi refers to the “segments (sandhi) of the concluding part (nirvahaṇa)” and represents one of the five segments of the plot (itivṛtta or vastu) of a dramatic composition (nāṭaka).

(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Vibodha (विबोध, “awakening”) is the break of sleep, and it is caused by determinants (vibhāva) such as digestion of food, bad dreams, loud sound, sensitive touch and the like. It is to be represented on the stage by consequents (anubhāva) such as yawning, rubbing the eyes, leaving the bed, and the like.

2) Vibodha (विबोध).—One of the fourteen elements of the ‘concluding segment’ (nirvahaṇasandhi);—(Description:) Looking duly for the Action (kārya) is called Awakening (vibodha).

(Source): Natya Shastra
Nāṭyaśāstra book cover
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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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