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Pracchedaka (प्रच्छेदक).—One of the ten type of lāsyāṅga, or ‘elements of the gentle dance’;—In it the women struck by moon-shine cling to their lovers, though they have done wrong to them. The variant reading in place of ‘sajjante’ is ‘rajyante’ which means become attached or devoted. In pracchedaka, says Abhinava , there is the great joy of the beloved, when in the moon-shine she sees the reflection of her lover in wine (when there is the drinking party), in a mirror (while doing her toilet), or in the water (during water-sports). Moonlight is particularly helpful in bringing about pacification, when the lover has offended the beloved. The description of the moon-rise found often in the play Ratnāvalī is the element taken from the pracchedaka. In popular life, moonrise is not possible all the while.

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