Mudranguliyaka, Mudrāṅgulīyaka, Mudra-anguliyaka: 1 definition
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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Mudrāṅgulīyaka (मुद्राङ्गुलीयक) refers to a type of ornament (ābharaṇa) for the fingers (aṅguli) to be worn by females, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. Mudrāṅgulīyaka is composed of the Sanskrit words mudrā (ring) and aṅgulīyaka (finger-ring). Such ornaments for females should be used in cases of human females and celestial beings (gods and goddesses).
Ābharaṇa (‘ornaments’, eg., mudrāṅgulīyaka) is a category of alaṃkāra, or “decorations”, which in turn is a category of nepathya, or “costumes and make-up”, the perfection of which forms the main concern of the Āhāryābhinaya, or “extraneous representation”, a critical component for a successful dramatic play.
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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