KIRAN ATMA: Abhinaya
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Hinduism And Hindu Theology - What Is Abhinaya?

Abhinaya is a Sanskrit word that means "coming close." Acting is referred to as "acting" in Indian theater. 

  • Its ultimate goal is to "deliver" an emotion to the audience by conveying it via a glance or gesture. 
  • This word refers to an Indian dance performance in which the dancer plays out a narrative in order to communicate the feelings of her character to the audience. 
  • This kind of performance, especially in Indian dance, is more than just polished talent; it has clear religious significance. 
  • Not only is the substance of the narrative often taken from religious literature, but most Indian dance styles began as entertainment for the resident god in temples.


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