Foot, Feet: 2 definitions
Foot 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.
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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (natya)
The Feet refers to one of the major Body Parts with which are associated various gestures and expressions (in Sanskrit Dramas), as conveyed through Āṅgikābhinaya: one of the four divisions of Abhinaya or “ways to convey or represent one’s emotion to others”, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra and the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—The āṅgikābhinaya includes the histrionic representation of the limbs which is simply known as physical gestures. The aṅgas i.e., major classification of the body parts are six in numbers viz., head, hands, chest, sides, waist and feet.
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).
Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch
The Feet (denoted in Sanskrit as Caraṇa) are used in the Lotus Pose as part of Yogic exercises, according to the Dattātreyayogaśāstra verse 35-38ab.—Accordingly, while describing the lotus pose (padmāsana): “Having carefully placed the upturned feet (caraṇa) on the thighs and the upturned hands in between the thighs, [the Yogin] should fix the eyes on the tip of the nose. [...]”.
Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).
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Lord Hayagriva in Sanskrit Literature (by Anindita Adhikari)
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The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
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Brahma Sutras (Nimbarka commentary) (by Roma Bose)
Brahma-Sūtra 3.2.33 (correct conclusion, continued) < [Adhikaraṇa 7 - Sūtras 31-37]
Brahma-Sūtra 2.3.43 < [Adhikaraṇa 12 - Sūtras 42-52]
Brahma-Sūtra 1.1.25 < [Adhikaraṇa 10 - Sūtras 25-28]
Gati in Theory and Practice (by Dr. Sujatha Mohan)
Performance of Cārī < [Chapter 2 - Concept and technique of Gati]
Description of Gati as in Bharatārṇava < [Chapter 2 - Concept and technique of Gati]
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