Vicitrapada: 2 definitions

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Vicitrapada 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vichitrapada.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Vicitrapada (विचित्रपद) 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: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Vicitrapada (विचित्रपद).—One of the twelve types of lāsya;—If any woman burning with the fire of love soothes her mind by seeing the portrait of her lover, it is an instance of the Vicitrapada.

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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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