Ardharecita, Ardha-recita: 3 definitions

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Ardharecita 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 Ardharechita.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Ardharecita (अर्धरेचित).—One of the 108 karaṇas (minor dance movement) mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 4. The instructions for this ardharecita-karaṇa is as follows, “hand with Sūcimukha gesture to move freely, feet to move alternately up and down, side in Sannata (i.e. Nata) pose.”.

A karaṇa represents a minor dance movements and combines sthāna (standing position), cārī (foot and leg movement) and nṛttahasta (hands in dancing position).

Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

One of the saṃyutta-hastāni (Twenty-six combined Hands).—Ardha-recita: of two Recita hands one is held palm downwards. Patron deity Nandikeśvara. Usage: invitation, giving presents, concealing actions.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Ardharecita (अर्धरेचित).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with dance-hands (nṛttahasta);—(Instructions): The left hand should be as in the Caturasra and the right hand as in the Recita. The Dance-hands are to be used in forming Karaṇas.

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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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