COPPER PLATE INSCRIPTIONS OF KĀÑCĪ KĀMAKOṬI PĪṬHAM – 2

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Copper plate inscription of Vīra Narasiṃha Deva           There are four sets of Copper plate grants in the collection of Kāñcī Kāmakoṭi pīṭha that were given by the Vijayanagara kings. The earliest of the set belongs to the reign of Vīranarsiṃha of Tuḷuva dynasty, brother of the well known Kṛṣṇa Devarāya. He ruled from 1505…

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A PEEP INTO THE KARAṆAS OF TAÑJĀVŪR – PART 3

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Valitoruka           This is third in the order. Nāṭya śāstra describes the karaṇa as follows.           शुकतुण्डौ यदा हस्तौ व्यावृत्तपरिवर्त्तितौ।        ऊरू च वलितौ यस्मिन् वलितोरुकमुच्यते।।        The Karaṇa is called as “Valitoruka” where the śukatuṇḍa hastas are in Vyāvṛtta and Parivartita mode and thighs (ūrū) are in the valita position.           Abhinava gupta further…

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