Thursday, October 20, 2016

Abhinayam is the art of expression

Abhinayam is the art of expression. It is the medium of presentation by which one can convey one's ideas and the feelings to others without speech but by means of mudras, mime, facial expression and movements of the body.

Bharata explains "exhibiting the meaning of that which is expressed in 'Abhi' meaning forward and "Nayam" meaning to lead forward the characteristics of a character is abhinayam."

Abhinayam is of four kinds.
  1. Angika Abhinayam
  2. Vachika Abhinayam
  3. Aharya Abhinayam
  4. Sattvika Abhinayam

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