Agratalasancara, Agratalasañcara: 3 definitions



Agratalasancara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Agratalasanchara.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[«previous next»] — Agratalasancara in Natyashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Agratalasañcara (अग्रतलसञ्चर) refers to a specific gesture (āṅgika) made with the feet (pāda), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 10. These gestures form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

Source: Natya Shastra

Agratalasañcara (अग्रतलसञ्चर).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with the feet (pāda);—(Instructions): the heels thrown up, the big toe put forward and the other toes bent. (Uses): This [is to be used] in urging, breaking, standing posture (sthānaka), kicking, striking the ground, walking, throwing away [something], various Recaka movements and walking forward when there is a wound at the heel.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Agratalasancara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Agratalasaṃcāra (अग्रतलसंचार):—[=agra-tala-saṃcāra] [from agra] m. a [particular] posture in dancing, [Saṃgīta-sārasaṃgraha]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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