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Tāṇḍava, aka: Tandava; 3 Definition(s)

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Tāṇḍava (ताण्डव) is a Sanskrit technical term referring to “class dance”. It was created by Taṇḍu after receiving instructions from Śiva, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra.

According to the fourth chapter “(263) After inventing the Recakas, Aṅgahāras and Piṇḍīs, Śiva communicated them to the sage Taṇḍu who in his turn made out of them dance together with songs and instrumental music; and hence this dance is known as tāṇḍava (i.e. of Taṇḍu’s creation).... (272) The Class Dance (tāṇḍava) is mostly to accompany the adoration of gods, but its gentler form (sukumāra-prayoga) relates to the Erotic Sentiment.”.

Nāṭyaśāstra 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 various topics.

Added: 18.Mar.2017 | Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Tāṇḍava dancing is violent.

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Tandava (ताण्‍डव): Siva's cosmic dance.

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Tāṇḍavanṛtya (ताण्डवनृत्य).—Lord Śiva's dance, which he performs at the time of univer...
Ūrdhvatāṇḍavamūrti (ऊर्ध्वताण्डवमूर्ति).—Śiva as master of dance is known as Naṭarāja....
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