Asamyukta Hasta or Single Hand Gesture

January 3rd, 2008 by Anjali

Asamyukta hastas are done using single hand. The Natyshastra mentions about 28 Mudras ie upto Trishula Mudra. There are four new mudra added to this list ie Kataka, Vyagraha, Ardhasuchi and Palli. These Hand Gestures are a Part of Angika Abhinaya. I shall be explaining each of these Mudras with reference to the shlokas of Abhinayadarpana.

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Following are the list of all the Single hand Gesture.

  1. Pataaka
  2. Tripataaka
  3. Ardhapataaka
  4. Kartarimukha
  5. Mayura
  6. Ardhachandra
  7. Araala
  8. Shukatunda
  9. Mushthi
  10. Shikhara
  11. Kapitta
  12. Katakaamukha
  13. Suchi
  14. Chandrakalaa
  15. Padmakosha
  16. Sarpashirsha
  17. Mrigashirsha
  18. Simhamukha
  19. Kangula
  20. Alapadma
  21. Chatura
  22. Bhramara
  23. Hamsaasye
  24. Hansapakshika
  25. Sandamsha
  26. Mukula
  27. Tamrachuda
  28. Trishula
  29. Ardhasuchi
  30. Vyaagraha
  31. Palli
  32. Katakaa


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  • 14 shreya Feb 10, 2016 at 7:31 am

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  • 15 Anjani saraf Feb 28, 2016 at 12:13 pm

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  • 16 VISHAKHA LIMBACHIA Apr 1, 2016 at 2:30 am

    i could not know previously that 32 Asayukta Hastha mudras are there, I know 28 only please give meanings of last 4 .

    thank and regards

  • 17 shanthi Apr 7, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Dear mam we need
    slokas audio for
    1 Navagraha hastha-s
    2 Bhandhari (bhandhava) hastha-s
    3.Jathi hasthas i have slokas as text from abinaya darpana book and google but need audio

  • 18 Anjali Apr 22, 2016 at 7:58 am

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    Yr very young student
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