Kancakaruvi, Kañcakaruvi, Kancaka-ruvi: 1 definition

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Kancakaruvi 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)

Kañcakaruvi refers to a “brass instrument to maintain the tempo”, as defined in the first book of the Pañcamarapu (‘five-fold traditional usage’) which deals with niruttam (dance, one of the sixty–four arts) and represents an important piece of Tamil literature.—The corkaṭṭu is beautifully and rhythmically rendered orally and enacted through hands or kañcakaruvi (a brass instrument to maintain the tempo). The dancers perform in accordance with the rhythmic syllables. At present it is known as naṭṭuvāṅkam (a brass and bronze instrument played by the dance teacher while the dancer dances).

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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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