Bharatarnava, Bharata-arnava, Bharatārṇava: 3 definitions

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (history)

Bharatārṇava (A.D. 1957) is the name of an important treatise dealing with Dance and Perormance, commonly known as Bharatanatyam.—The author of Bharatārṇava is Nandikeśvara. The original text has been added to form other valuable sources, namely, Guheśa Bharatalakṣaṇam, Sumati Bodhaka Bharatārṇava and Pārvatī Prayukta Bharatārtha Candrika. It is said that this text consists of four thousand ślokas. But the available ślokas are only those taken from one hundred and one to eight hundred and ten. The text of Bharatārṇava, edited by K. Vasudeva Sastri that is now available has been gathered from a number of sources.

Chapters one to four [of the Bharatārṇava] contain twenty-seven hand gestures, nineteen head movements, thirty-six eye movements, and thirty four feet movements. Chapter five and six deal with thirty-two sthānakas (standing poses), and the uses of the sthānaka and the hand gestures in different poses respectively. Chapter seven deals with the tālas (rhythms) and their varieties. Chapter eight and nine deal with the description of limbs below the hip and the aṅgahāras (movements of limbs) respectively. Chapter ten covers the hand gestures for seasons, time, tenses, etc. Chapter eleven, twelve and thirteen deal with the śṛṅga-nāṭya (graceful dance), its techniques, and the seven lāsyas, respectively. Chapter fourteen covers the gatis (ways of walking), karaṇas, cāris, tālas (rhythm) and śabdas. The fifteenth chapter deals with puṣpāñjali (the preliminary offering of flowers).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Bharatārṇava (भरतार्णव):—[from bharata > bhara] m. Name of [work]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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