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Geyapada, aka: Geya-pada; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Geyapada (गेयपद) 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

Geyapada (गेयपद).—One of the twelve types of lāsya;—When the Heroine being seated surrounded with stringed instruments and drums, songs are sung by her diyly i.e., without any accompaniment of these, it is called the Geyapada (simple song). If a woman in a sitting posture sings a song in the praise of her beloved, and delineates the same with a dance including gestures of her different limbs, it is called the Geyapada.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Geyapada (गेयपद).—One of the ten type of lāsyāṅga, or ‘elements of the gentle dance’;—It is sung by the musicians seated on the seats. The singing is augmented by the playing of stringed and percussion instruments. It is devoid of histrionic representation (as it is not sung by the character on the stage). Abhinava says that the singing of the five kinds of dhruvas, devoid of notes used as ālāpa [wordless melodic sequences] in between (the words), that befits the performance is to be understood as the geyapada.

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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