Paksha-vancita, Pakṣa-vañcita, Pakshavamcita: 2 definitions


Paksha-vancita 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)

[«previous next»] — Paksha-vancita in Natyashastra glossary
Source: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

1) One of the saṃyutta-hastāni (Twenty-six combined Hands).—Pakṣa-vañcita (bent wing): Tripatāka hands are placed upon the hips. Patron deity Arjuna. Usage: movement of the thighs, difference.

2) Pakṣa-vañcita is one of the saṃyutta-hastāni (Twenty-seven combined Hands).

Natyashastra book cover
context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Paksha-vancita in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pakṣavaṃcita (ಪಕ್ಷವಂಚಿತ):—[noun] (dance) a posture in which the fingers are stretched and their tips touching the flanks, with the arm bent at elbow.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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