Vamaviddha, Vāmaviddha: 3 definitions

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Vamaviddha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Vāmaviddha (वामविद्ध) refers to a one of the twenty maṇḍalas, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 12. The Vāmaviddha-maṇḍala is classified as a ākāśa, or “aerial”, of which there are ten in total. A maṇḍala is a combination of cārīs (“dance-steps”), which refers refers to the simultaneous movement of the feet (pāda), shanks (jaṅghā) and the hip (ūru). From these cārīs proceed dance as well as movements in general.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Vāmaviddha (वामविद्ध).—A type of maṇḍala (series of cārīs) classified as aerial (ākāśa);—Instructions:

1) The right foot to be moved in the sūcī-cārī, the left foot in the apakrāntā-cārī,
2a) The right foot in the daṇḍāpādā-cārī and the left foot in the sūcī-cārī,
2b) the right foot in the bhramarī (this by turning the trika) and the pārśvakrāntā-cārīs,
3) The left foot in the ākṣiptā-cārī and the right foot in the daṇḍapādā and the ūrūdvṛttā-cārīs,
4) The left foot successively in the sūcī, the bhramarī (this by turning the trika) and the alātā-cārīs,
5) The right foot in the prāśvakrāntā-cārī and the left foot in the atikrāntā-cārī.

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context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vamaviddha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vāmaviddha (ವಾಮವಿದ್ಧ):—[noun] (dance.) a particular movement of the feet (off the ground).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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