Abhinayanavanita, Abhinaya-navanita: 1 definition

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Abhinayanavanita means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (history)

Abhinaya Navanita (A.D. 1886) is the name of an important treatise dealing with Dance and Perormance, commonly known as Bharatanatyam.—The Abhinaya Navanita was compiled jointly by Chetlur Narayana Ayyangar and Tanjore Panchapagesa Nattuvanar in 1886. The text deals with the hastābhinaya that includes twenty-eight single hand gestures, twenty-four double hand gestures, and hand gestures for relatives, gods, nine planets, Viṣṇu’s daśāvatāra (ten incarnations), Rākṣasas (demons), and four castes.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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