Katakaamukha Hand Gesture (Mudra)
Katakaamukha means “Opening in a Bracelet”. Its done by bringing together the index finger, middle finger and thumb. The ring finger and the little finger are raised at angles as shown.
Katakaamukha is generally used to express the following
- Plucking or picking flowers
- Holding a necklace or a garland
- Pulling the bow string
- Talking and Seeing
- To show preparing a paste of sandal or musk
- Offering Beetle leaves
Katakamukha is used in almost all the Adavus except Tattu Adavu.