Asamyuta, Asaṃyuta: 5 definitions

Introduction

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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Asaṃyuta (असंयुत) refers to “single hand”, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 9. It is one of the three classes of ‘gestures and movements of hands’. The hands (hasta) form a part of the human body which represents one of the six major limbs (aṅga) used in dramatic performance. With these limbs are made the various gestures (āṅgika), which form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

There are twenty-four ‘gestures of single hands’ defined:

  1. patāka,
  2. tripatāka,
  3. kartarīmukha,
  4. ardhacandra,
  5. arāla,
  6. śukatuṇḍa,
  7. muṣṭi,
  8. śikhara,
  9. kapittha,
  10. kaṭakāmukha,
  11. sūcyāsya or sūcīmukha,
  12. padmakośa,
  13. sarpaśiras,
  14. mṛgaśīrṣa,
  15. kāṅgula,
  16. alapadma or alapallava,
  17. catura,
  18. bhramara,
  19. haṃsāsya,
  20. haṃsapakṣa,
  21. sandaṃśa,
  22. mukulā,
  23. ūrṇanābha,
  24. tāmracūḍa.
Natyashastra book cover
context information

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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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: Vaisnava Agamas And Visnu Images

Asaṃyuta (असंयुत) refers to “hand gestures using one hand”, as defined in treatises such as the Pāñcarātra, Pādmasaṃhitā and Vaikhānasa-āgamas, extensively dealing with the technical features of temple art, iconography and architecture in Vaishnavism.—The Vaiṣṇava Agamic treatises refer to two types of hastas or mudrās viz. saṃtyuta (combined) i.e. using both the hands and asaṃyuta i.e. using one hand. One can find a number of hand gestures in these texts out of the well-known thirty-two major hand poses, twelve hand movements and twenty-four combined hand poses.

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context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Asaṃyuta (असंयुत).—a. Unblended, ununited.

-taḥ An epithet of Viṣṇu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Asaṃyuta (असंयुत):—[=a-saṃyuta] mfn. not combined, unmixed, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] not put together (as the hands), [Purāṇa-sarvasva]

3) [v.s. ...] m. a Name of Viṣṇu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

context information

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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