Katakavardhamanaka, Kaṭakāvardhamānaka, Kataka-vardhamanaka: 3 definitions


Katakavardhamanaka 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)

[«previous next»] — Katakavardhamanaka in Natyashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Kaṭakāvardhamānaka (कटकावर्धमानक) is variant spelling for Khaṭakāvardhamānaka, a Sanskrit technical term referring to a gesture (āṅgika) made with ‘combined hands’ (saṃyuta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Kaṭakāvardhamānaka (कटकावर्धमानक).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with combined hands (saṃyuta-hasta);—(Instructions): When one Kaṭakā (mukha) hand is placed on [the wrist of] another Kaṭakā [mukha] hand, the Kaṭakāvardhamānaka hand will be produced.

(Uses): It is to be used in movements connected with love-making and in bowing [to a person].

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context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Katakavardhamanaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kaṭakavardhamānaka (ಕಟಕವರ್ಧಮಾನಕ):—[noun] a particular posture of the hands in dancing.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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