What does Abhinaya mean?
Abhinaya means an art of expression in Indian Dance derived from Bharatha`s Natya Shastra (an ancient Indian Treatise on performing arts) etymologically it derives from Sanskrit Abhi-towards+ naya – leading. (leading the audience towards a sentiment) its is a medium of presentation by which one can convey one`s ideas and the feelings to others by means of hand gestures, mime, facial expression and movements of the body.The four Ingredients of Abhinaya.. Angika Abhinaya – Expression by movements of the body,Vachika Abhinaya – Expression carried out by speech, Aharya Abhinaya- Expression carried out with costume, Sattvika Abhinaya- the dancer expressing joys and sorrows of the character that she portrays.
कुर्मस्स्वचित्तशुद्ध्यर्थं चिद्रसाभिनयं वयम् ||
To gladden the spectators, to gain the love of the Supreme Lord and to
cleanse our own-self, we do the ABHINAYA, which is filled with the
महानटसमारम्भां भरताचार्यमध्यमाम् |
अस्मदाचार्यपर्यन्तां वन्दे गुरुपरम्पराम् ||
I bow down to the Guruparampara, which was divinely started by
mahaanaTa (i.e., Shiva), was continued by Bharatamuni and has come
down up to my own guru.
Shlokas © Abhinaya. Written by our friend, scholar, guru Arjun Bharadwaj.
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