Abhinaya-darpana (English)

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...

Chapter 22 - Hands denoting the Seven Oceans

Hands of the Seven Oceans:

Lavaṇa: Mukula hands moved upwards and downwards (vyā-vṛttacāpaveṣṭitau).[1]

Ikṣu: Alapadma hands in the same way.

Sūra: Saṅkīrṇa and Patāka hands in the same manner.

Sarpi: Catura (hands in the same manner).

Dadhi: Tripatāka hands in the same maimer.

Kṣīra: Sarpa-śīrṣa hands in the same manner.

Suddhodaka (Jala): Patāka hands held just as before.

Footnotes and references:


Representing the up and down motion of waves.

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