Vishkambhaka, Viṣkambhaka: 11 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Viṣkambhaka can be transliterated into English as Viskambhaka or Vishkambhaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Viṣkambhaka (विष्कम्भक) refers to the “supporting scene”. According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chpater 20, it is one of the five explanatory devices (Arthopakṣepaka). These ‘explanatory devies’ were adopted by the playwright for clarifying the obscurities that were liable to occur due to his extreme condensation of the subject-matter. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.

Viṣkambhaka is of two types:

  1. śuddha (‘pure’); made up with the middling characters only,
  2. saṃkīrṇa (‘mixed’); made up with the inferior and the middling characters.
Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Viṣkambhaka (विष्कम्भक).—One of the five explanatory devices (arthopakṣepaka);—A Supporting Scene (viṣkambhaka) should employ the middling male characters, and relate to the opening Segment (mukhasandhi) only of the Nāṭaka, and it is to be graced by a priest, minister or Kañcukin (armour-bearer). A Supporting Scene is of two kinds: pure and mixed. Of these the pure is made up of the middling characters, and the mixed of the inferior and the middling ones.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vishkambhaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Viṣkambhaka (विष्कम्भक).—See विष्कम्भ (viṣkambha).

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

Viṣkambhaka (विष्कम्भक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A Yoga, &c.: see the last.

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

Viṣkambhaka (विष्कम्भक).—[viṣkambha + ka], m. A prelude, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 36, 14; [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 31, 13.

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

Viṣkambhaka (विष्कम्भक).—[adjective] supportiNg; [masculine] a kind of interlude or introductory scene ([drama]).

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

1) Viṣkambhaka (विष्कम्भक):—[=vi-ṣkambhaka] [from vi-ṣkambha > vi-ṣkambh] mfn. propping, supporting, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) [v.s. ...] m. (in [dramatic language]) an interlude (= viṣkambha), [Ratnāvalī; Bharata-nāṭya-śāstra] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] a [particular] [astronomy] Yoga (= idem), [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Viṣkambhaka (विष्कम्भक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. Idem.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vishkambhaka in German

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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 (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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Viṣkaṃbhaka (विष्कंभक):—(nm) in interlude (in a drama).

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vishkambhaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Viṣkaṃbhaka (ವಿಷ್ಕಂಭಕ):—[noun] = ವಿಷ್ಕಂಭ - [vishkambha -] 7.

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