Nica-natya, Nīca-nāṭya: 1 definition

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Nica-natya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

Vulgar Dancing (nīca nāṭya).—Those who are versed in the Science of Dancing say that that dancing is vulgar in which the actress does not begin with prayer, etc.

The Fruit of Witnessing Vulgar Dances.—Those who look upon the dancing of such a vulgar actress will have no children, and will be reborn in animal wombs.

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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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