Consider the following pairs:

  1. Vachika Abhinaya→ Use of song and speech
  2. Aharya Abhinaya→ Use of costumes and adornment
  3. Satvika Abhinaya→ Use of moods and emotions

  Which of the above is/are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

All of the above are correct
Abhinaya is the representational aspect of dance where a text or poem is interpreted by the dancer to evoke “rasa” in the spectators. Vachika Abhinaya constitutes “Kavyas” (poems) and “Natakas” (dramas). Aharya abhinaya includes the decoration of the body by means of makeup and costume. Satvika abhinaya is performed with Satvika emotions.

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