Ardha-pataka, Ardha-patāka, Ardhapatāka, Ardhapataka: 2 definitions
Ardha-pataka 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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
One of the Twenty-eight Single Hands (hasta):—Ardha-patāka (half-flag): the little finger of the Tripataka handis also bent. Usage: tender shoots (pallava), panel for writingor drawing (phalaka), bank of a river, dagger (krakaca), knife, flag, tower (gopura), horn (sṛṅga), saying “Both.”
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).
Ardhapatāka (अर्धपताक) or Ardhapatākahasta refers to “dvaita philosophy” 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., ardhapatāka-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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Ardha, Pataka.
Full-text: Parashurama, Jambu, Vayu, Dasharatha, Narmada, Ketu, Aja, Raghu, Mandhata, Marutvan, Ardhapatakahasta, Hasta, Yakshapati, Kubera, Ishana.
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Abhinaya-darpana (English) (by Ananda Coomaraswamy)
Chapter 21 - Hands denoting Famous Emperors
Chapter 18 - Hands denoting Nine Planets
Chapter 23 - Hands denoting Famous Rivers
Gati in Theory and Practice (by Dr. Sujatha Mohan)
Description of Gati as in Bharatārṇava < [Chapter 2 - Concept and technique of Gati]