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Playlist 59: Abhinaya Darpana Shlokas

Playlist 59: Abhinaya Darpana Shlokas

Abhinaya Darpana Shlokas that have hastas, bhedas and charis

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Playlist 59: Abhinaya Darpana Shlokas
  • Samyukta Hasta

    The Asamyuta hastas, as described in the Abhinaya Darpana are 28 in number.

    These Hastas are used primarily communicate meaning gesturally, The Viniyogas in the Abhinaya Darpana describe a number of possible gestural implications for each Hasta.

    Please refer to the Shloka below for pronunciat...

  • Asamyukta Hasta

    The Asamyuta hastas, as described in the Abhinaya Darpana are 28 in number.

    These Hastas are used as embellishments in adavus as well as to communicate meaning gesturally, The Viniyogas in the Abhinaya Darpana describe a number of possible gestural implications for each Hasta.

    Please refer to...

  • Drishtibheda Abhinyadarpana

    The Drishtibhedas, as described in the Abhinaya Darpana are 8 in number.
    These Drishtibhedas, or gestures of the eyes are used primarily communicate meaning gesturally, and also used for specificity in Nritta.

    Please refer to the Shloka below for pronunciation. Please note that the separate move...

  • Shirobheda Abhinayadarpanam

    The Shirobhedas, as described in the Abhinaya Darpana are 9 in number.
    These Shirobhedas, or gestures of the head are used primarily communicate meaning gesturally, and also used for specificity in Nritta.

    Please refer to the Shloka below for pronunciation. Please note that the separate movement...

  • Grīvabheda Abhinayadarpanam

    The Grīvabhedas, as described in the Abhinaya Darpana are 4 in number.
    These Grīvabhedas, or gestures of the neck are used primarily communicate meaning gesturally, and also used for specificity in Nritta.

    Please refer to the Shloka below for pronunciation. Please note that the separate movement...

  • Devata Hasta

    Devata Hasta

    The hand gestures that depict the various gods and goddesses according to the Abhinaya Darpana

    अथात्र ब्रह्मरुद्रादिदेवताभिनयक्रमात्
    मूर्तिभेदेन ये हस्तस्तेषां लक्षणमुच्यते

    Athātra brahmarudradidevatabhinayakramāt
    Mūrtibhedena yé hastasteśām lakśanmūćyaté

    Deity Right Hand Left H...

  • Daśavatāra Hasta

    Daśavatāra Hasta
    The Abhinaya Darpana Hastas for the ten incarnations of Vishnu

    Avatar: Right Hand / Left Hand
    1. Matsya: Ardhaćandra (shoulder level) / Ardhaćandra (shoulder level)
    2. Kūrma: Mrugasirśa (shoulder level) / Mrugasirśa (shoulder level)
    3. Varaha: Mrugasirśa (waist level) / Mrugasi...

  • Sthānaka Bheda

    Th Sthanaka Bheda in the Abhinaya Darpana are quite varied from those that we call Sthanakas in the Natyaśaśtra. Be sure not to be confused with one another.

    samapaadanća eka paadam naagabandhasthatha param
    aindreća garudasćaiva brahmastanamithi kramam

    1. Samapāda – standing with both feet ali...

  • Mandala Bheda

    The leg positions according to the Abhinaya Darpana are very different from the Natyaśaśtra. Mandala, itself has a different meaning in both the texts. Please remember to note that this śloka is specifically from the Abhinaya Darpana.

    स्थानकं चायतालीढम् प्रेण्खणप्रेरितानि च
    प्रत्यालीढम् स्वस्...

  • Ćaris (Abhinaya Darpana)

    A Ćari is a type of gait or manner in which the body can move. Taken from the root word 'ćar' to move in sanskrit, it represents a movement through space. The ćaris of the Abhinaya Darpana are very different from the ćaris of the Nātyaśaśtra

    These types of gaits are used primarily to communicate...