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Citrapada, aka: Citra-pada; 1 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Citrapada (चित्रपद).—Name of an additional lāsyāṅga, or ‘elements of the gentle dance’;—In the citrapada, the heroine who is afflicted by the fire of love, diverts her mind, looking at the form of her lover (drawn in picture).

Source: svAbhinava: Abhinavagupta’s Treatment of the lāsyāṅgas

about this context:

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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