Katirecaka, aka: Kaṭirecaka, Kati-recaka; 1 Definition(s)

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Alternative spellings of this word include Katirechaka.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Kaṭirecaka (कटिरेचक, “movement of the waist”) refers to the second of the four recakas (‘ornamental movement’, movement of a limb), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra 4.246-252. The instructions for the kaṭi-recaka is as follows, “Raising up the Trika and the turning of the waist as well as its drawing back, is called the Kaṭi-recaka.”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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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Katisutra
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Katishula
Kaṭiśūla (कटिशूल) or Kaṭīśūla (कटीशूल).—Sciatic pain. Derivable forms: kaṭiśūlaḥ (कटिशूलः), kaṭ...
Katibandha
kaṭibandha (कटिबंध).—m Agirdle. A zone of the earth. Species of metrical composition.
Katishirshaka
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Katirohaka
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Katitata
Kaṭitaṭa (कटितट) or Kaṭītaṭa (कटीतट).—the loins; कटीतटनिवेशितम् (kaṭītaṭaniveśitam) Mk.1.27. De...
Padarecaka
Pādarecaka (पादरेचक, “movement of the foot”) refers to the first of the four recakas (‘ornam...
Hastarecaka
Hastarecaka (हस्तरेचक, “movement of the hand”) refers to the third of the four recakas (‘orn...
Grivarecaka
Grīvārecaka (ग्रीवारेचक, “movement of the neck”) refers to the fourth of the four recakas (‘...
Katihasta
Kaṭihasta (कटिहस्त) or simply Kaṭi refers to “hip” and represents one of the twenty-four gestur...
Katishrinkhala
Kaṭiśṛṅkhalā (कटिशृङ्खला) or Kaṭīśṛṅkhalā (कटीशृङ्खला).—a girdle furnished with small bells. Ka...
Katishirsha
Kaṭiśīrṣa (कटिशीर्ष) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.87) and represents one ...
Katikupa
Kaṭikūpa (कटिकूप) or Kaṭīkūpa (कटीकूप).—the hollow above the hip, the loins. Derivable forms: k...

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