Urdhvagoshthika, aka: Ūrdhvagoṣṭhikā, Urdhva-goshthika; 1 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Ūrdhvagoṣṭhikā can be transliterated into English as Urdhvagosthika or Urdhvagoshthika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[Urdhvagoshthika in Natyashastra glossaries]

Ūrdhvagoṣṭhikā (ऊर्ध्वगोष्ठिका) refers to one of the eighteen jātis: rules used in the playing of drums (puṣkara) [with reference to Mṛdaṅga, Paṇava and Dardura] according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 33. Accordingly, “Light strokes on the face of ūrdhvaka, āṅkika and dakṣiṇa in the vitasta-mārga or striking of dakṣiṇaka and vāmaka after beginning with āṅkika and ūrdhvaka will constitute Ūrdhvagoṣṭhikā. Playing almost violently udhidhrṅ dhrṅ in the Vitasta-mārga will constitute ūrdhvagoṣṭhikā-jāti. It is meant for the movement of heavenly characters”.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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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