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Lāsyāṅga, aka: Lasya-anga; 2 Definition(s)


Lāsyāṅga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Lāsyāṅga can be transliterated into English as Lasyanga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Lāsyāṅga (लास्याङ्ग) refers to the “elements of the gentle dance”, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra.

The ten lāsyāṅgas are:

  1. Geyapada,
  2. Sthitapāṭhya,
  3. Āsīna,
  4. Puṣpagaṇḍikā,
  5. Pracchedaka,
  6. Trimūḍhaka,
  7. Saindhavaka,
  8. Dvimūḍhaka,
  9. Uttamottamaka
  10. and Uktapratyukta .
Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Lāsyāṅga (लास्याङ्ग) is an one act play which requires lāsya or a gentle form of dance for its representation; for this term may be interpreted as lāsyam aṅgaṃ yasyaḥ tat (that which which has lāsya as its principal element). The ten lāsyāṅgas seem to be only so many varieties of the Lāsya. These are not its ‘elements’ as some scholars are apt to consider.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

about this context:

Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (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 (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).

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