Parshvamandali, aka: Parshva-mandali, Pārśvamaṇḍalī; 2 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Pārśvamaṇḍalī can be transliterated into English as Parsvamandali or Parshvamandali, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

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Pārśvamaṇḍalī (पार्श्वमण्डली) 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: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Pārśvamaṇḍalī (पार्श्वमण्डली).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with dance-hands (nṛttahasta);—(Instructions): The same movement made on one side. The Dance-hands are to be used in forming Karaṇas.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra
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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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