by Ananda Coomaraswamy | 1917 | 16,981 words | ISBN-13: 9788121500210
The English translation of the Abhinaya-darpana (“the mirror of gesture”) by Nandikeshvara: an encyclopedic manual of the art of gesticulation. It belongs to a wide range of literature known as Natya-shastra: the ancient Indian art of dramatic performance, theatrics, dance and music. The Abhinaya Darpana is an abridgement of the Bharatarnava, a m...
Viṣṇu: Tripatāka with both hands.
Vijñeśvara: two Kapittha hands held forward.
Manmatha: left hand Śikhara, right hand Kaṭaka.
Indra: Tripatāka hands crossed.
Footnotes and references:
Showing Deva hands is referred to in a subsequent section as ‘deva-vibhāvana.’
‘Held at the shoulders’ is to be understood in the case of all the Deva hands unless otherwise indicated.