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Also known as the Astadhyayi.
"Nata" is a dancer or actor, "vita" is one who is conversant with music and literarature and who also serves as the royal jester, "gayaka" is a musician.
Not to be understood as a dictionary arranged in alphabetical order.
Work on the temple was completed in A.D. 1009.
Cappu in Carnatic music means beating with the open palm the upper part of the right-hand side of the mrdanga. It represents the final beats.
Na tu mam sakyase drastum anenai'va svacaksusa
Divyam dadami te caksuh pasya me yogam aisvaram.
the four "mind-born sons" of Brahma, apart from Sanaka, are Sananda, Sanatana and Sanatkumara.
The dance of Nataraja is called "panca-krtya paramananda tandava". Through this dance he performs the function of creation with the sound of his drum; protects the world with his abhaya-hasta (the "fear not" mudra); carries out the function of destruction with the fire held in one of his hands; with the foot placed on Musalaka he accomplishes the function of tirodhana or tirobhava, that is concealment or Maya; and the fifth function of anugraha or conferring blessings on devotees he performs by pointing a finger at his sacred left foot.
The word the Paramaguru himself uses here is "samjna".
What is called "footwork" in a dance.
For a general background, please see here