Vrishabhakridita, Vṛṣabhakrīḍita, Vrishabha-kridita: 2 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Vṛṣabhakrīḍita can be transliterated into English as Vrsabhakridita or Vrishabhakridita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

[«previous next»] — Vrishabhakridita in Natyashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Vṛṣabhakrīḍita (वृषभक्रीडित).—One of the 108 karaṇas (minor dance movement) mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 4. The instructions for this vṛṣabhakrīḍita-karaṇa is as follows, “observing the Alāta Cārī two hands to be made Recita, and afterwards these should to be made Kuñcīta and Añcita.”.

A karaṇa represents a minor dance movements and combines sthāna (standing position), cārī (foot and leg movement) and nṛttahasta (hands in dancing position).

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (natya)

Vṛṣabhakrīḍita (वृषभक्रीडित) [=prasarpitatala?] refers to one of the 108 kinds of Karaṇa (“coordination of precise movements of legs and hands”), according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—According to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, karaṇas are the coordination of precise movements of legs and hands performed in a particular posture. The Nāṭyaśāstra also gives its view point in the same spirit. In the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, one hundred and eight kinds of karaṇas are accepted, e.g., Vṛṣabhakrīḍita.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—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), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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