Nagabandha, aka: Nāgabandha, Naga-bandha; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Nāgabandha (नागबन्ध).—One of the saṃyutta-hastāni (Twenty-four combined Hands).—Nāga-bandha (serpent-tie): Sarpa-śīrṣa hands are crossed. Usage: nāga-bandha, pairs of snakes, bower, Atharva Veda spells.

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

Nāgabandha (नागबन्ध) is one of the six divisions of sthānaka, one of the nine maṇḍala (postures of the feet) which in turn represents one of the four “movements of the feet” (pāda) according to the Abhinayadarpaṇa. Nāgabandha-sthānaka (the standing posture in which the two legs are intertwined and the two hands are likewise twisted) is found in images but there is no label or term given for that pose in iconography. In a few karaṇas of Śiva, this posture of the feet is found.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)
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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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Nāgabandha (नागबन्ध).—

1) a snake as a chain.

2) Name of a metre, resembling the coilings of a snake.

Derivable forms: nāgabandhaḥ (नागबन्धः).

Nāgabandha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nāga and bandha (बन्ध).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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