Deva-vibhavana, Deva-vibhāvana: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

Hands that indicate the forms which accord with the character and actions of Brahmā and other Devas:

(Showing Deva hands is referred to in a subsequent section as ‘deva-vibhāvana.’)

  1. Brahmā,
  2. Śambhu,
  3. Viṣṇu,
  4. Sarasvatī,
  5. Pārvatī,
  6. Lakṣmī,
  7. Vijñeśvara,
  8. Śanmukha,
  9. Manmatha,
  10. Indra,
  11. Yama,
  12. Nairṛti,
  13. Varuṇa,
  14. Vayu,
  15. Kuvera.
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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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