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Puṣpagaṇḍikā, aka: Pushpa-gandika; 1 Definition(s)

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Puṣpagaṇḍikā (पुष्पगण्डिका).—One of the ten type of lāsyāṅga, or ‘elements of the gentle dance’;—In it there is the use of various meters in which the songs are composed and there is the resort to (the imitation of) the ac tions of men by women. In place of vṛttāni (‘mode of behavior’) the other reading is nṛttāni (‘dance sequences’). According to this reading there would be the use of various dances in it. It has the delicate performa nce of the characters, rendered striking by the mixture of the playing of the stringed, wind and percussion instruments. Abhinava says that this aṅga is so called due to its similarity with a garland, which has the striking variety of the employment of song, dance and verbal composition.

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