Among these, the ‘stringed’ means an instrument with strings, the ‘covered’ means a drum, the ‘solid’ a cymbal and the ‘hollow’ a flute. Abhinavagupta followed a text of Natyasastra containing 36 chapters. Complimentary Psychological States in it do not include fear, indolence, cruelty and disgust. Bharatanatyam derived its name from the perfect combination of its expressions as well as from sage Bharata Muni and his Natya Shastra. the Sāṃkbyakārikā. Haas translates it as ‘State.’ See DR. p. 108. sthāyibhāva—Keith translates the term as ‘dominant emotion’ (Skt. Keith translates this word as ‘feeling’ or ‘emotion.’ See Skt. 2 (1961) are included in the web version whereas vol. Haas translates vṛttis as Styles of Procedure (DR. p. 67). Toggle navigation. This (Sentiment), is of two kinds: self-centred and centred in others. The Odious Sentiment is of three kind, viz, nauseating, simple, and exciting. The five geographical names (Avanti, Dākṣinātyā, Oḍra, Magadha and Pañcāla) indicate that these were the parts of India where dramatic show gained special popularity. This Heroic Sentiment is to be properly represented on the stage by firmness, patience, Heroism, pride, energy, aggressiveness, influence and censuring words. There are two Āryās [on these points]: 67. Just as by many articles of various kinds, auxiliary cooked eatable (vyañjana)[25] is brought forth, so the Psychological States along with different kinds of Histrionic Representation will cause the Sentiments to be felt. become Sentiment). Natya Shastra is the first text that mentions rasa, amplifying it in all senses by describing sthayi bhavas (basis of expression), sancharis (elaboration of expression), dividing the rasas as ashta rasas, colours depicting the rasas and respective devatas of each rasa. And then he said, “O sages, I shall tell you in detail and in due order about the Digest, the Memorial Verse and the Etymology. The Heroic Sentiment arises from energy, perseverance., optimism, absence of surprise, and presence of mind and [such other] special conditions [of the spirit]. See XV-XXII. Just as connoisseur of cooked food (bhakta) while eating food which has been prepared from various spices and other articles taste it, so the learned people taste in their heart (manas) the Durable Psychological States (such as love, sorrow etc.) 28ff. 14. It is to be represented on the stage by Consequents, such as stopping movement of all the limbs, narrowing down of the mouth, vomitting, spitting, shaking the limbs [in disgust] and the like. It is said in reply [that, rasa is so called] because it is capable of being tasted (āsvādyate). 37. Complementary Psychological States in it are indolence, dissimulation, drowsiness, sleep, dreaming, insomnia, envy and the like. Erotic, Furious, Heroic and Odious.[26]. As one laughs with an exhibition of oddly placed ornaments, uncouth behaviour, words and dress and strange movements of limbs, it is called the Comic Sentiment. 10. These are also known as sañcāri-bhāva which was translated as ‘transitory emotion or mood’. This online edition contains the full English translation of the Natyashastra including additional notes, proofread and free to read. Besides these, what are the real meanings of terms, such as, Digest (saṃgraha)[1], Memorial Verse (kārikā) and Etymology (nirukta)”? CHAPTER ONE: Bhava Vibhava and Anubhava, The Concept of ... ˘Anu ˇ is a Sanskrit word and in this context, it means ˝in reaction Bharata Natya Sastra is also flexible and has ample scope for the 1/11 24 creative <> Aitareya; Kaushitaki; Sama vedic. These are defined by their names. The Chaukhamba edition contains 36 chapters while Kavyamala edition contains 37 chapters. The Comic [Sentiment] arises from the Erotic, the Pathetic from the Furious, the Marvellous from the Heroic, and the Terrible from the Odious. 55. These eight are the Sentiments named by Druhiṇa (Brahmā). 78. 5-7. Basically, the Natyashastra documents the history behind the development of the arts in India; it is a theater and dance treatise of national importance. cit.). On this point there are two traditional Āryās: 75. During the Laughter of Ridicule (upahasita) the nose should be expanded, eyes should be squinting, and the shoulder and the head should be bent. The Terrible Sentiment is also of three kinds, viz feigned fear, fear from a wrong action, and fear from an apprehension of danger. Practice of Representation (dharmī)[15] in a dramatic performance is twofold: realistic (lokadharmī, lit. Our vast collection, at ExoticIndia, includes a variety of exclusive Books on Indian Performing Arts. This is evident from his statement - (Introductory stanza No. 49. 38. Bharathanatyam is the classical Indian dance that adhere to Natya Shastra of 400 B.C. ?, N??ya? I. pp. For an assumed chronology of saṃgraha, kārikā, nirukta, sūtra and bhāṣya mentioned here see S. K, De, Skt. 29-30. And [musical] notes such as, Ṣaḍja, Ṛṣabha etc. 1 Thus have been described the origin, colours and deities of these [Sentiments]. It grows from Determinants such as affliction under a curse, separation from dear ones, loss of wealth, death, captivity, flight accidents or any other misfortune. 76. endobj Authorities on ars amatoria (vaiśikaśāstra) have mentioned ten conditions [of the persons separated from their beloved ones, which are pathetic]. On these points there are two traditional Āryās: 69. [Hence] I shall tell you about the Digest on Sentiments, Psychological States and such other matters, which has its concents embodied in a small number of Sūtras but which promotes inference [in connection with the subject]. Pr, 27. This is to be represented on the stage by Consequents like weeping loudly, fainting, lamenting and bewailing, exerting the body or striking it. lff. 36. To persons of the superior type belong the Slight Smile and the Smile, to those of the middling type the Gentle Laughter and the Laughter of Ridicule, and to those of the inferior type the Vulgar Laughter and the Excessive Laughter. lff. The NŚ. vācika—means words suitable for representation of the different States (bhāva) composed by the playwright. But the meaning is clear; for details about dharmī see XIII. endobj There can be no Sentiment prior to (lit. soul) a bright attire; for whatever in this world is white, pure, bright and beautiful is appreciated in terms of the Durable Psychological State of love. Viśvanātha in his SD. has also a definition of sattva which is as follows: “dehātmakaṃ bhavet sattvam” (XXIV. Why? It should be represented on the stage by means of composure of the eyes and the face, sweet and smiling words, satisfaction and delight, and graceful movements of limbs. About the Author Bharata’s Natyasastra is on encyclopaedia of Dance, Drama and Music. Chapter 28, discusses the harmonic scale, calling the unit of tonal measurement or audible unit as ruti,[94] with verse 28.21 introducing the musical scale as follows,[95] Musical instrument types mentioned in the Natyashastra (string, flute, drums and cymbals). The Natya Shastra (Sanskrit: ????? It is to be represented on the stage by Consequents, such as firmness, patience, heroism, charity, diplomacy and the like. bhāva—A.B. It was meant as a practical manual for production of successful theatrical performances, which included music and dance as well as acting. 27-29. We shall now enumerate the Durable Psychological States in different Sentiments. meaning) is explained (lit. Thus is explained [the Memorial Verse ending with] tasmān nāṭyarasā iti. 24. Basically, the Natyashastra documents the history behind the development of the arts in India; it is a theater and dance treatise of The Natya Shastra discusses a wide range of topics, from issues of literary construction, to the structure of the stage or mandapa, to a detailed analysis of musical scales and movements murchhanasto an analysis of dance forms that considers several categories of body movements, and their effect on the viewer. Paralysis, Perspiration, Horripilation, Change of Voice, Trembling, Change of Colour, Weeping and Fainting are the eight Sāttvika States. The Odious Sentiment arises in many ways from disgusting sight, tastes, smell, touch and sound which cause uneasiness. It owes its origin to men and women and relates to the fulness of youth. V. Raghavan, Śr. <>>> It is more than 2,500 years old. 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