Aṅgika, aka: Āṅgika, Angika; 5 Definition(s)
Aṅgika (अङ्गिक) is a Sanskrit technical term referring to “physical representations”. According to the Nāṭyaśāstra, 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.
Āṅgika (आङ्गिक, “gestures and postures”) is a Sanskrit technical term used in plays and dramas (nāṭya), as explained in the Nāṭyaśāstra.
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)
aṅgika : (adj.) (in cpds:), consisting of so many parts; e.g. duvaṅgika = consisting of two parts.
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