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Shirobheda Abhinayadarpanam

Playlist 59: Abhinaya Darpana Shlokas • 37s

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    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...