Avapani, aka: Avapāṇi; 1 Definition(s)
Avapani 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.
Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Avapāṇi (अवपाणि) refers to one of the three aspects of pāṇi, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 31. Accordingly, “that (i.e. playing of instruments) which precedes the start of laya, is called the avapāṇi”.(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (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 (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).
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