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Aṅgika, aka: Angika, Āṅgika; 5 Definition(s)

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Āṅgika (आङ्गिक, “physical representation”) consists of the use of various gestures and postures of which the Nāṭyaśāstra gives elaborate descriptions. Different limbs have been named and their manifold gestures and movements described, with various significance attached to each one of them.

Āṅgika (‘gestures and postures’) is of three kinds, viz.

  1. that of the limbs (śārira),
  2. that of the face (mukhaja)
  3. and that related to [different], movements of the entire body (ceṣṭākṛta) including the Śākhā, the Aṅga and the Upāṅga.
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Āṅgika (आङ्गिक) is a Sanskrit technical term referring to “physical representations”. According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8, it is one of the four categories of representation (abhinaya), which are used in communicating the meaning of the drama and calling forth the Sentiment (rasa). The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra, the ancient Indian science of performing arts, e.g. drama, dance, music.

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Āṅgika (आङ्गिक, “gestures and postures”) is a Sanskrit technical term used in plays and dramas (nāṭya), as explained in the Nāṭyaśāstra.

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Aṅgika, (-°) (adj.) (fr. aṅga) consisting of parts, — fold; only in compn. with num. like aṭṭh°, duv° (see dve), catur°, pañc° etc., q. v. (Page 7)

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aṅgika : (adj.) (in cpds:), consisting of so many parts; e.g. duvaṅgika = consisting of two parts.

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Pātana
1) Pātana (पातन, “relaxing”).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with the eye...
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Śikhara (शिखर, “peak”).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with a single hand...
Catura
1) Catura (चतुर, “clever”).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with the eyebr...
Recita
1) Recita (रेचित, “moving”).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with the eyeb...
Kapittha
Kapittha (कपित्थ, “elephant-apple”).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with ...
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1) Natā (नता).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with the nose (nāsā);—Instruction...
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