Catara, Jathara, Jatra-the Theatre
Presentation of the hypothesis that Ranigumpha cave near Bhubaneswar was an ancient theatre designed in accordance with the Nāṭyaśāstra of Bharata Muni and that Khandagiri and Udayagiri caves were a theatre complex.
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16 cubits 32 cubits 64 cubits acting area acting platform artists auditorium Avara Bharat Muni Bharata Bhubaneswar Catara or Jathara Caturasra centre Charles Fabri Choutara constructed cubit high Danda door edual Eight cubits sduare four pillars Gumpha Theatre hence including pilasters Indian theatre Jatra Jyestha Kalinga Khandagiri Kharavela located or justified mass theatre Mattavarani meant medium rectangular Nagadantam Nata Natya Natyasastra Nepathya Gruha open space Orissa Oriya passage room Patalika Catara play house plinth plot of land prescribed area Ranga Rangamandala Rangapitha Rangapitha lower stage Rani Ranigumpha theatre rectangular playhouse rectangular theatre rectangular type reduired roof SAD-DARUKA Sanskrit Sastra sduare platform sduare theatre sduare type seats sguare Shramana side rooms sixty four cubits Slokas specifications Supitham suuare thirty two cubits triangular playhouse triangular theatre Tryasra tvvo type of playhouse Udayagiri upper stage Rangasirsa Vikrsta vvas word कर्त्तव्यं कारयेत् कार्य्यं चैव तथा तु भवेत्