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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