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Āsīna, aka: Asina; 3 Definition(s)

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Āsīna (आसीन).—One of the ten type of lāsyāṅga, or ‘elements of the gentle dance’;—In it the lady sits with the body contracted (i.e., without gesticulation), being full of anxiety and grief. There is no instrumental music. Abhinava explains that when there is overpoweri ng grief the character sits down giving up gesticulation. It is devoid of the playing of the four-fold musical instruments and the song of the ladies therein is extremely delicate due to the (prominence of the) kākali note which attracts the mind. It is useful everywhere in pathos and the like. It has consequents such as lying down, contemplation, gaze turned downward, etc.

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Āsīna, (adj.) (pp. of ās, see āsati) sitting S. I, 195 = Nd2 136; Sn. 1105, 1136; Dh. 227, 386; J. I, 390; III, 95; V, 340; VI, 297; Dāvs II. 17. (Page 116)

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āsīna : (pp. of āsati) sat; seated; sitting.

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