Pakshapradyotaka, Pakṣapradyotaka, Paksha-pradyotaka: 2 definitions

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Pakshapradyotaka 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.

The Sanskrit term Pakṣapradyotaka can be transliterated into English as Paksapradyotaka or Pakshapradyotaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Pakṣapradyotaka (पक्षप्रद्योतक) 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: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Pakṣapradyotaka (पक्षप्रद्योतक).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with dance-hands (nṛttahasta);—(Instructions): The Pakṣavañcitaka hands changing places (i.e. the hands placed on the waist to be put on the head and vice versa). 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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