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Sthitapāṭhya, aka: Sthita-pathya; 1 Definition(s)

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Sthitapāṭhya (स्थितपाठ्य).—One of the ten type of lāsyāṅga, or ‘elements of the gentle dance’;—In it the lady, having her body afflicted by the force of love, due to separation, recites Prakrit speech full of sentiment, while in a standing posture. Abhinava points out that even in lāsya there is recitation, which is prominently me ant for the entertainment of the King or the Deity. Captivating the mind is achieved by the poet with recitation also, employing it in the interval for the sake of striki ngness. Even while standing, she recites as if she were seated. This strikingness is the extraordinary part of the entertainment belonging to the recitation. This much part of the lāsyāṅga seen in the popular life is used (in the play). It is indicative of passion.

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