Alapadma: 4 definitions
Alapadma 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.
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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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).
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Alapadma (अलपद्म) or Alapadmahasta refers to “blossomed lotus, happiness” and represents one of the twenty-four gestures with a single hand, as defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—Accordingly, pratimā-lakṣaṇa (body postures of the icons) is comprised of hand gestures (hasta, mudrā or kai-amaiti), stances/poses (āsanas) and inflexions of the body (bhaṅgas). There are thirty-two types of hands [viz., alapadma-hasta] classified into two major groups known as tolirkai (functional and expressive gestures) and elirkai (graceful posture of the hand).
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
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[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Alapadma (अलपद्म):—[(ala + padma)] m. eine best. Stellung der Hand [Oxforder Handschriften 86,a,27. 202,a,30] und [Nalopākhyāna 1.] alapadmaka [5.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Alapadma (अलपद्म):—und ka m. eine best. Stellung der Hand.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+6): Purukutsa, Ashvattha, Sagara, Cakravaka, Ikshu, Alapadmahasta, Udveshtitala-padma, Avahittha, Vismayahasta, Ardhasuci, Asamyuta, Candra, Alapallava, Bhikshatana, Varasiddhi, Kashi-annapurani, Uruhasta, Kapittha, Surya, Nartana-vinayaka.
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Abhinaya-darpana (English) (by Ananda Coomaraswamy)
Natyashastra (English) (by Bharata-muni)