Aviddhavakraka, Āviddhavakraka, Aviddha-vakraka: 2 definitions



Aviddhavakraka 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)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Āviddhavakraka (आविद्धवक्रक) is an alternative name (syononym) for Āviddhavakra, a Sanskrit technical term referring to a gesture (āṅgika) made with ‘dance hands’ (nṛttahasta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Āviddhavakraka (आविद्धवक्रक).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with dance-hands (nṛttahasta);—(Instructions): The two hands are to have a graceful (kuṭila) movement after touching [successively] the opposite shoulder, elbow and hands, and the palms [of the hands] moved are to turn towards the back. Its another name is Arālakaṭaka. 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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