Brahmasthanaka, Brahmasthānaka, Brahma-sthanaka: 1 definition

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Brahmasthanaka 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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

Brahmasthānaka (ब्रह्मस्थानक) is one of the six divisions of sthānaka, one of the nine maṇḍala (postures of the feet) which in turn represents one of the four “movements of the feet” (pāda) according to the Abhinayadarpaṇa. Brahma-sthānaka is the posture to sit keeping one leg on the knee of the second leg and the second leg on the knee of the first leg. This posture is popularly known as padmāsana in iconography as a sitting posture.

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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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