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Puṣpagaṇḍikā, aka: Pushpa-gandika; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Puṣpagaṇḍikā can be transliterated into English as Pushpagandika or Puspagandika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Puṣpagaṇḍikā (पुष्पगण्डिका) refers to one of the twelve types of lāsya, or “gentle form of dance” according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 20. These various lāsya are presented as a specific type of dramatic play (nāṭya) similar to that of the Bhāṇa type

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Puṣpagaṇḍikā (पुष्पगण्डिका).—One of the twelve types of lāsya;—When a woman in the guise of a man recites something sweetly in Sanskrit íor the pleasure of her female friends, it is an instance of the Puṣpagaṇḍikā.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Puṣpagaṇḍikā (पुष्पगण्डिका).—One of the ten type of lāsyāṅga, or ‘elements of the gentle dance’;—In it there is the use of various meters in which the songs are composed and there is the resort to (the imitation of) the ac tions of men by women. In place of vṛttāni (‘mode of behavior’) the other reading is nṛttāni (‘dance sequences’). According to this reading there would be the use of various dances in it. It has the delicate performa nce of the characters, rendered striking by the mixture of the playing of the stringed, wind and percussion instruments. Abhinava says that this aṅga is so called due to its similarity with a garland, which has the striking variety of the employment of song, dance and verbal composition.

Source: svAbhinava: Abhinavagupta’s Treatment of the lāsyāṅgas

about this context:

Nāṭyaśāstra (नाट्यशास्त्र, natya-shastra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition of performing arts, (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 (nāṭya) and poetic works (kāvya).

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