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Dvimūḍhaka, aka: Dvi-mudhaka; 3 Definition(s)


Dvimūḍhaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Dvimūḍhaka can be transliterated into English as Dvimudhaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Dvimūḍhaka (द्विमूढक) refers to one of the twelve types of lāsya, or “gentle form of dance” according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 20. These various lāsya are presented as a specific type of dramatic play (nāṭya) similar to that of the Bhāṇa type

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Dvimūḍhaka (द्विमूढक).—One of the twelve types of lāsya;—Delineating a song of the Caturasra type which has an auspicious meaning and which treats (lit. has) clear Psychological States and Sentiments, with the pretension of efforts, is called the Dvimūḍhaka

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Dvimūḍhaka (द्विमूढक).—One of the ten type of lāsyāṅga, or ‘elements of the gentle dance’;—In it there is striking sense, endowed with states and sentiments properly connected, having (the tāla components) mukha and pratimukha, with steps in the caturasra. Abhinava says that what is described in it is the confusion of the two, the hero and the heroine or the two heroines. There is stepping around in conformity with tāla, which repeats four times as there are four feet in the composition. Mukha and pratimukha are to be understood as the particular tāla components. In it, there is the stepping in four directions after performing the caturasra of the limbs.

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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