Vrishabhaceshtita, aka: Vrishabha-ceshtita, Vṛṣabhaceṣṭita; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Vṛṣabhaceṣṭita can be transliterated into English as Vrsabhacestita or Vrishabhaceshtita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Vrishabhacheshtita.

In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Vṛṣabhaceṣṭita (वृषभचेष्टित) refers to a type of syllabic metre (vṛtta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 16. In this metre, the first five, the eleventh, the thirteenth, the fourteenth, and the sixteenth syllables of a foot (pāda) are light (laghu), while the rest of the syllables are heavy (guru). It is also known by the name Hariṇī.


Vṛṣabhaceṣṭita falls in the Atyaṣṭi class of chandas (rhythm-type), which implies that verses constructed with this metre have four pādas (‘foot’ or ‘quarter-verse’) containing seventeen syllables each.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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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