Tatta Adavu – Fourth Step

August 14th, 2007 by Anjali

If you have been reading the previous posts on Tatta Adavu, you would have noticed the similarity in the First, Second and Third Steps. The Fourth step is similar and here, we have to tap thrice on one side and tap once on the other side. Watch the Tatta Adavu Video here. Here are the details for this step. Note the changes in Bol (sollukattu) for each of the taps.

  1. Stay in the Ardhamandal (Half seated posture). Place your Palms on the waist with the inside of the palm facing outside.
  2. Lift your right leg towards the inner thigh and tap the floor with flat feet (say “tai ya”). Once the right leg is grounded, lift the same (right) leg and tap the floor with flat feet (say “tai hi”). Again lift the same leg (right) leg a third time and tap the floor with flat feet (say “tai tai”)
  3. After the third tap of the right leg, lift your left leg in a similar fashion and tap the floor with flat feet (say “tam”). With this, we finish one count for this step.
  4. For the next count, we begin with the left leg. So, Lift the Left leg towards the inner thigh and tap the floor with flat feet (say “tai ya”), tap again (say “tai hi”) and tap again (say “tai tai”)
  5. Once the left leg is grounded lift the right leg and tap with flat feet(say”tam”). This completes the second count for this step.

Here is the Sollukettu for this step:

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  • 1 Alexander the Average Feb 19, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Ahhhh I remember no amount of patience from the teacher could stop me being confused when it came to the fourth step in the fast speed. I’d go switching legs like an idiot. It still happens sometimes but a lot less, thankfully.

  • 2 calvin Aug 21, 2016 at 9:35 am

    19AUG16
    WHAT-? NO VIDEOS FOR THE
    LESSONS ONLINE?
    I TRIED SEVERAL ADAVUS AND
    NONE HAD VIDEOS
    WHAT H APPENED?
    COMMENTS PLEASE
    CALVIN

  • 3 Anjali Sep 13, 2016 at 7:45 am

    @Calvin..here are the videos.
    http://onlinebharatanatyam.com/2007/10/07/tatta-adavu-video/

    you might have to visit this page (http://onlinebharatanatyam.com/index1/) and scroll down to video section.