Agratalasancara, aka: Agratalasañcara; 2 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Agratalasanchara.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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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: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

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.

Source: Natya Shastra
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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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