Adavu (The initial steps)
Bharatanatyam blogger Shreenidhi has a posting on Adavu positions. The basic positions described are:
- ARAIMANDI– Half Seated Position.
- SAMAPADAM – Legs Together
- MANDI– Full Seated Position
The positions “Araimandi” is synonymous with “Ardhamandal” and “Samapadam” is synonymous with “Sama” mentioned in my “Day – 1” posting.
Adavu Positions [The Art of Bharatanatyam]