Kotukotti, Kotu-kotti, Koṭukoṭṭi: 1 definition
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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Koṭukoṭṭi refers to the first of the eleven dances (patinoraṭal) as mentioned in the Kaṭalāṭukkāṭai which is a chapter of the Cilappatikāram: an ancient epic authored by Ilango Adigal representing an important piece of Tamil literature.—The eleven dances were (viz., Koṭukoṭṭi) danced by Madavi in the Indra Vila (the festival celebrating the victory of Indra). After praising Viṣṇu, four Varuna-bhutas and Tiṅkal (moon in the sky, moving for the benefit of others), the patinoraṭal (eleven dances) is said to begin.
Koṭukoṭṭi description: The devas requested Śiva to burn Tiripura (the three cities of the Asuras). Lord Śiva, with Uma on one side and Tirumal as bow, danced in victory on the burial ground, clapping his hands. The burnt ashes were the stage and he used a faultless rhythm. This is called koṭukoṭṭi dance. Cilappatikāram speaks of Madavi’s dance dressed as Śiva on one side and as Uma on the other.
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).
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text: Tiripura, Patinoratal, Kotticetam.
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The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
The Pantaranka or Pantarankam dance < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Chapter 3.1 - Tripurantaka-murti (burning down of the three castles) < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Chapter 4.3 - (e) Arurar’s references to Dance < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]