Talamukha, aka: Tala-mukha; 3 Definition(s)

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Nāṭyaśāstra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Talamukha (तलमुख) refers to a gesture (āṅgika) made with ‘dance hands’ (nṛttahasta), according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 8. The hands (hasta) form a part of the human body which represents one of the six major limbs (aṅga) used in dramatic performance. With these limbs are made the various gestures (āṅgika), which form a part of the histrionic representation (abhinaya).

(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) One of the saṃyutta-hastāni (Twenty-six combined Hands).—Tala-mukha (palms facing): two hands raised face to face before the chest, (not touching). Patron deity Vijñarāja. Usage: embrace, stout things, a thick pillar, a sweet-sounding drum.

2) Tala-mukha is one of the saṃyutta-hastāni (Twenty-seven combined Hands).

(Source): archive.org: The mirror of gesture (abhinaya-darpana)

Talamukha (तलमुख).—A type of gesture (āṅgika) made with dance-hands (nṛttahasta);—(Instructions): The two hands from the Caturasra position to be held obliquely facing each other. The Dance-hands are to be used in forming Karaṇas.

(Source): archive.org: Natya Shastra
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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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