Edakakridita, aka: Edaka-kridita, Eḍakākrīḍitā; 2 Definition(s)

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1) Eḍakākrīḍitā (एडकाक्रीडिता) refers to a one of the thirty-two cārīs, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 11. The Eḍakākrīḍitā-cārī is classified as a bhaumī, or “earthly”, of which there are sixteen in total. The term cārī  refers to a “dance-step” and refers to the simultaneous movement of the feet (pāda), shanks (jaṅghā) and the hip (ūru). From these cārīs proceed dance as well as movements in general.

2) Eḍakākrīḍitā (एडकाक्रीडिता) also refers to a one of the twenty maṇḍalas, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 12. The Eḍakākrīḍitā-maṇḍala is classified as a bhūmi, or “earthly”, of which there are ten in total. A maṇḍala is a combination of cārīs (“dance-steps”), which refers refers to the simultaneous movement of the feet (pāda), shanks (jaṅghā) and the hip (ūru). From these cārīs proceed dance as well as movements in general.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Eḍakākrīḍitā (एडकाक्रीडिता).—A type of earthly (bhaumī) dance-step (cārī);—Instructions: jumping up and down with the Talasañcara feet.

2) Eḍakākrīḍita (एडकाक्रीडित).—A type of maṇḍala (series of cārīs) classified as earthly (bhūmi);—Instructions:

1) The two feet on the ground (to be moved successively) in the sūcī and the eḍakākrīḍita-cārīs,
2) The swift moving bhramarī-cārī by turning the trika,
3) Moving (the feet) round alternately in the sūcī and the āviddha-cārīs.

This will give rise to the khaṇḍa-maṇḍala named eḍakākrīḍita.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra
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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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