Udvrittaka, Udvṛttaka: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Udvṛttaka can be transliterated into English as Udvrttaka or Udvrittaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Udvṛttaka (उद्वृत्तक).—One of the 32 aṅgahāras (major dance movement) mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 4. It is also known by the name Udhṛttaka. The instructions for this udvṛttaka-aṅgahāra is as follows, “assuming Nūpurapāda Cārī hanging the right and the left hands by the side, and with them assuming Vikṣipta-karaṇa, with these hands assuming [again] Sūcī-karaṇa, and turning round the Trika [in Bhramari Cārī] and then assuming Latā and Kaṭicchinna Karaṇas.”.

An aṅgahāra represents a ‘major dance movement’ and consists of a sequence of karaṇas (minor dance movements). A karaṇa combines sthāna (standing position), cārī (foot and leg movement) and nṛttahasta (hands in dancing position).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, 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 (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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