Parshvasuci, Pārśvasūcī, Parshva-suci: 1 definition



Parshvasuci 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 Pārśvasūcī can be transliterated into English as Parsvasuci or Parshvasuci, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Parshvasuchi.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (natya)

Pārśvasūcī (पार्श्वसूची) refers to one of the nine maṇḍala (postures of the feet) which represents one of the four “movements of the feet” (pāda) according to the Abhinayadarpaṇa. Pārśvasūcī-maṇḍala, the tenth maṇḍala, is sitting on the heels with the toes placed on the ground with one of the knee touching the ground. This posture is also not found in the images in the sanctums.

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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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