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


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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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