Vihrita, Vihṛta: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Vihṛta can be transliterated into English as Vihrta or Vihrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Vihṛta (विहृत) refers to a one of the twenty maṇḍalas, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 12. The Vihṛta-maṇḍala is classified as a ākāśa, or “aerial”, of which there are ten in total. A maṇḍala is a combination of cārīs (“dance-steps”), which refers refers to the simultaneous movement of the feet (pāda), shanks (jaṅghā) and the hip (ūru). From these cārīs proceed dance as well as movements in general.

2) Vihṛta (विहृत, “want of response”) refers to one of the ten “natural graces” of women (svābhāvikā), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 24. These natural graces, also known as svabhāvaja or sahaja, represent one of the three aspects of graces (alaṃkāra) which forms which forms the support of sentiments (rasa) in drama. The natural graces (such as vihṛta) are defined according to the science of sāmānyābhinaya, or “harmonious representation”.

According to the Nāṭyaśāstra, “that due to bashfulness, pretence and nature, women do not make any reply to her lover even when they have heard his words, is called ‘want of response’ (vihṛta)”.

Source: Natya Shastra

Vihṛta (विहृत).—A type of maṇḍala (series of cārīs) classified as aerial (ākāśa);—Instructions:

1) The right foot [to be moved] in the janitā-cārī (then) its nikuṭṭana,
2) The left foot in the syanditā-cārī and the right foot in the ūrūdvṛtta-cārī,
3) The left foot in the alātā-cārī and the right foot in the sūcī-cārī,
4) The left foot in the pārśvakrāntā-cārī and the right foot in the ākṣiptā and the bhramarī (this by turning the trika) and the daṇḍapādā-carīs,
5) the left foot in the sūcī and the bhramarī-cārīs (the latter by turning the trika),
6) The right foot in the bhujaṅgatrasitā-cārī and the left foot in the atikrāntā-cārī.

Natyashastra book cover
context information

Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vihṛta (विहृत).—p. p.

1) Sported, played.

2) Expanded.

3) Transposed, varied.

4) Distributed, diposed.

-tam 1 One of the ten modes of indicating love used by women; see S. D.125,146; (written vikṛta also in this sense).

2) Sport, play; Daśakumāracarita 2.6.

3) A walk.

4) Hesitation.

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

Vihṛta (विहृत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Sported, played. 2. Expanded. n.

(-taṃ) One of the ten feminine acts or properties indicating love, hesitation, relutance, (in a female,) to avow her feelings to her lover. E. vi before hṛ to take, aff. kta .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vihṛta (विहृत).—[neuter] walk, excursion.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Vihṛta (विहृत):—[=vi-hṛta] [from vi-hṛ] mfn. set or put asunder, distributed, disposed etc.

2) [v.s. ...] transposed, varied (as words or Pādas), [???]

3) [v.s. ...] n. a walk, [Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] hesitation, reluctance, bashful silence (one of the 10 Hāvas or feminine modes of indicating love), [Daśarūpa; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vihṛta (विहृत):—[vi-hṛta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) n. Coquetry, feminine dalliance.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vihṛta (विहृत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Viharia.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vihrita in German

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vihṛta (ವಿಹೃತ):—

1) [adjective] that is lost.

2) [adjective] removed; prevented; warded off.

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Vihṛta (ವಿಹೃತ):—

1) [noun] (dance.) a particular manner of moving in a circle keeping one foot after another in different ways.

2) [noun] (rhet.) a kind of natural, sportive manner of women.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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