by Ananda Coomaraswamy | 1917 | 16,981 words | ISBN-13: 9788121500210
This is the English translation of the Abhinaya-darpana 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 much larger exposit...
Hands that indicate the Nine Planets (nava graha).
Budha: left hand Muṣṭi askew, right hand Patāka.
Śukra: Muṣṭi with both hands, the left raised, the right downwards.
Rahu: left hand Sarpa-śīrṣa, right hand Sūci.