Nalinipadmakosha, Nalini-padmakosha, Nalinīpadmakośa: 5 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Nalinīpadmakośa can be transliterated into English as Nalinipadmakosa or Nalinipadmakosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Nalinīpadmakośa (नलिनीपद्मकोश) refers to a gesture (āṅgika) made with ‘dance hands’ (nṛttahasta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. The hands (hasta) form a part of the human body which represents one of the six major limbs (aṅga) used in dramatic performance. With these limbs are made the various gestures (āṅgika), which form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

One of the saṃyutta-hastāni (Twenty-six combined Hands).—Nalinī-padmakośa: Padmakośa hands are outward-turned and crossed. Patron deity Śeṣa. Usage: nāga-bandha, buds, making equal distribution, cluster of flowers, the number ten, Gaṇḍa-bheruṇḍa. (Identical with Nalina-padmakośa; Introduction, pp. 4, 5.)

Source: Natya Shastra

Nalinīpadmakośa (नलिनीपद्मकोश).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with dance-hands (nṛttahasta);—(Instructions): The hands to be moved by turns with Vyavartita and Parivartita Karaṇa. The Dance-hands are to be used in forming Karaṇas.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Nalinīpadmakośa (नलिनीपद्मकोश):—[=nalinī-padma-kośa] [from nalinī > nala] m. Name of a [particular] position of the hands, [Catalogue(s)]

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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 (even English!). 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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