A short one-act comedy written by King Mahendra Vikrama Varman
Mattavilāsa Prahasanam is written by the king Mahendra Vikrama Pallavan I (571– 630CE). Among the Ten types of Rupakas, this is the prahasanam type which has hasya (comedy) as its main rasa. It is a one act play, vastu (plot) is kavi kalpitam (imaginary), the hero is called पाखण्डि /पाषण्डः. There are very few characters in the play (4/5).
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