Ardhapataaka Hand Gesture (Mudra)

September 24th, 2007 by Anjali

Ardhapataaka means “Half Flag”. It is done by bending the little finger after doing the Tripataaka.

Ardhapataka

Lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka of Ardhapataka

Pallave falake teeray ubhayoriti vachake
krakache churikayam cha dhvaje gopurashringayoho
yujyate ardhapatakoyam tattatkarmaprayogake

Shloka says that Ardhapataaka is used to denote the following:

  • Leaves
  • A board or a Slab for writing
  • Bank of the river
  • To Indicate “Both”
  • A knife
  • A banner
  • A Tower
  • An Animal Horn

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  • 1 Cherie Sampson Jun 29, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    This is a wonderful site – thank you. I am one and a half years into learning BN from Soorya Dance Co. in St Louis, MO.
    Photos are excellent of hastas and info here are informative and good supplement to me learning!

  • 2 Esha Aug 2, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Hello….i am 12 years old and i have a grade 3 exam in less than 2 weeks. I need some help with the Asamyutha hasta viniyogas…i don’t know how to peform the ‘verse’ with hands..basically i need some help because i dont know what the hands are for them. I know to use tripataka..say you do have to use that but i dont know how to use tripataka to make it look like a crown or a tree. I need help on Tripataka…ardhapataka….kartari mukham….mayuram…ardhachandram…aralam..shukhatundam…i would really appreciate it if you could help me in anyway. I have tried accesing video clips on your website but them have been remobedforsome reason…please could you contact me on my email address..
    eshamistry98@yahoo.co.uk
    thank you for your help
    your website has been really helpful..thanks
    esha
    Esha

  • 3 Anjali Aug 5, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Esha you may want to buy some videos that would help you in hasta prayoga. Also will try to post some related videos soon.

  • 4 angel Feb 23, 2011 at 6:33 am

    wonderful site…………………..

  • 5 Priya Apr 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Wonderful work.. could you please tell me about the shlokas in Grade 3 exams

  • 6 Varni Apr 15, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Hello!
    Can you add a video abort asamyoda hasta viniogas