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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (natya)

Giving Information is associated with Uragaśīrṣa-hasta refers to one of the twenty-two Single-hand Gestures (in Indian Dramas) (known as asaṃyuktahastas), according to 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 name of the uragaśīrṣa-hasta posture itself identifies that the hand posture should look like the head of an uraga i.e., a serpent. [...] According to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa as well as the Abhinayadarpaṇa, the uragaśīrṣa posture is used to show some activities like offering of water, giving information, sprinkling, nourishing and wrestling. The Abhinayadarpaṇa states that to establish the picture of a snake, this hand posture is used in Dance.

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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).

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