Vivartana: 8 definitions

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Vivartana 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Vivartana (विवर्तन, “turning sideways”) refers to a specific gesture (āṅgika) made with the eyeballs (tārā), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. These gestures form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

2) Vivartana (विवर्तन, “narrowing”) also refers to a specific gesture (āṅgika) made with the lips (uṣṭha), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. These gestures form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

3) Vivartana (विवर्तन, “turning round”) also refers to a specific gesture (āṅgika) made with the thighs (ūru), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 10. These gestures form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

1) Vivartana (विवर्तन, “turning”).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with the eyeballs (tārā);—Instructions: turning the eyeballs sideways in a sidelong glance. Uses: in the in the Erotic (śṛṅgāra) sentiment (rasa).

2) Vivartana (विवर्तन, “narrowing”).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with the lips (uṣṭha);—Instructions: lips narrowed down. Uses: in envy, pain, contempt, laziness and the like.

3) Vivartana (विवर्तन, “turning round”).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with the thighs (ūru);—Instructions: drawing the knee inwards and moving it. Uses: in going round due to causes like hurry.

Natyashastra book cover
context information

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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Vivartana (विवर्तन).—Transformation; the word is generally used in the sense of transformation of the Padapāṭha into the Saṃhitāpāṭha.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vivartana (विवर्तन).—1 Revolving, revolution, whirling round.

2) Rolling about, turning round; शय्याप्रान्तविवर्तनै- र्विगमयत्युन्निद्र एव क्षपाः (śayyāprāntavivartanai- rvigamayatyunnidra eva kṣapāḥ) Ś.6.5; Ve.2.8;5.4; Mv.7.5.

3) Rolling back, returning; लाङ्गूलचालनं क्ष्वेडा प्रतिवाचो विवर्तनम् (lāṅgūlacālanaṃ kṣveḍā prativāco vivartanam) Mb.5.72.71; वप्रान्तस्खलितविवर्तनं पयोभिः (vaprāntaskhalitavivartanaṃ payobhiḥ) Ki.7.11.

4) Rolling down, descending.

5) Existing, abiding.

6) Reverential salutation.

7) Passing through various states or existences.

8) An altered condition; पुनरकाण्ड- विवर्तनदारुणो प्रविशिनष्टि विधिर्मनसो रुजम् (punarakāṇḍa- vivartanadāruṇo praviśinaṣṭi vidhirmanaso rujam) U.4.15; Māl.4.7.

9) Moving or wandering to and fro; तामिस्रादिषु चोग्रेषु नरकेषु विवर्तनम् (tāmisrādiṣu cogreṣu narakeṣu vivartanam) Ms.12.75.

1) Transformation.

11) Circumambulating (pradakṣiṇā)

Derivable forms: vivartanam (विवर्तनम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vivartana (विवर्तन).—nt., chapter, or treatise: (asti Mañjuśrīḥ tvadīya-) kalpa-visare (in the abundance of thy books of rules ?) śabdagaṇanānirdeśaṃ nāma vivartanaṃ Mmk 253.4; in line 10 it is called a dharmaparyāya.

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

Vivartana (विवर्तन).—[adjective] turning, revolving, changing; [neuter] the action of turning etc., moving hither and thither, wandering, roaming, turning away or back; turning point, change.

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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. 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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