Samayukta Hastas or Double Hand Gestures in Bharatanatyam

February 28th, 2008 by Anjali

Samyukta Hastas are also called as Double hand gestures or Combined hand gestures. Unlike Asamyukta hastas, these gestures require use of both the palms to convey the message or a particular meaning. For example the Anjali Mudra is a simple gesture where both the palms are joined to mean a Namskara or to imply salutations. I have also put some images of double hand gestures. Each gestures has its own uses which is termed as Viniyoga. I am writing a separate post on each of these mudras.

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Click through each of the mudras to read the explanation and pictures.

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94 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Veena B Raj Feb 19, 2012 at 3:51 am

    it is very good to remember mudras… .thanks a lot….i like ur site its very helpfull….

  • 2 lakshmi Mar 14, 2012 at 8:37 am

    your site is so cool and helping everybody a lot. thank you very much for your kind and patience. could you please put all your asamyukta hastas and samyukta hastas in picture everybody can get printouts.
    thanks a lot.

  • 3 ashwini Mar 14, 2012 at 9:25 am

    very good for students studying bharatnatyam

  • 4 Raadika Mar 18, 2012 at 3:12 am

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    I’ve learn t a lot from your website.

  • 5 meena Mar 18, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Hi Anjali,
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    I have learnt my mudras and hastas quickly.
    I have also learnt your steps.
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    Thanks for helping.

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  • 7 dinesh Mar 27, 2012 at 3:25 am

    very nice

  • 8 ashwini Mar 27, 2012 at 9:18 am

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  • 9 Harrish May 10, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Please send some photos of Dhyana Sloga (Salutaion).

  • 10 vismaad kaur Jul 21, 2012 at 2:12 am

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  • 11 bhavna a deshpande Aug 17, 2012 at 7:44 am

    good information

  • 12 vokytoky Aug 24, 2012 at 3:28 am

    i really thank for your site . I was every thing should be learn about dance . Actually very halp to me of your site . THANKS A LOT .

  • 13 Deepa Nov 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I am using my daughter’s email right now.
    I love your website, my daughter always go here for questions that she had. She also has dance class, so she uses this so she could understand and learn new things as well

  • 14 Anjali Nov 30, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    @Deepa, Thank you. Good to know your daughter is able to learn from here. That shows her interest to do more. I wish her good luck.

  • 15 Berangere Jan 28, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Hello and thank you for your website which is really interesting.

    I live in France and I am interested in MΓ»dras.
    Therefore, I would have like to know the meaning of the hand position where index fingers are upward and middle fingers adjoin.
    Here is an example:

    Thanks a lot for your help. Warm regards.

  • 16 Milan Apr 19, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Some of the pics for the hastas are not there…:(

  • 17 Anjali Apr 21, 2013 at 10:45 am

    @Milan, Which Hastas are you talking about. Can you name them

  • 18 Milan Jun 10, 2013 at 2:20 am

    It’s for the Utsanga,Garuda,Nagabandha,Khatava,Bairunda and Avahitta…

  • 19 archana Jun 15, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    i liked it a lot . its very good . my daughter is learning dance but she dont know them . thanks thanks a lot anjali.

  • 20 unnikrishnan Oct 28, 2013 at 10:45 am

    spred our culture

  • 21 I am not allowed to tell Nov 4, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Can u please show all the mudras……..u did not show some of them…… will I learn? Tomorrow is my dance exam! Why r there even dance exams! …………

  • 22 Dakshata Paneri Mar 19, 2014 at 4:42 am

    thanks madam for teaching me samayukta mudras in a simple & defined way. These lessons are very helpful for bharatnatyam lovers.

  • 23 maanya Apr 19, 2014 at 8:27 am

    i like this so much i would like learn from this this is wonderfful

  • 24 sneha babu Jul 4, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    dear mam
    i am a dancer exprienced 14 yrs can i please know where is utsanga

  • 25 bhavana.kamuri Jul 29, 2014 at 7:25 am

    I am really thankful to you mam for teaching
    me the samyukta hastas in such a clear way
    that every one can understand. I really learnt
    samyukta hastas just in 5 minutes.

  • 26 mnaswini Aug 6, 2014 at 6:03 am

    a very good site for learning bharatanatyam.

  • 27 pradeep Sep 26, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    I really love it ………. i actually attend a different class ………it helped me learn many new guestures which I did not know ……………it is actually very helpful

  • 28 anju Feb 22, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    thanks for this site teacher : )

  • 29 anonymous Apr 12, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Very nice . Can u teach adavus ?

  • 30 Hannah Jun 3, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    What about utsanga

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  • 33 atmakaya frank peschanel Jul 24, 2015 at 3:31 am


    Thank you for running this page.

    Let me first give me a few words about me:
    My work (including teaching “Meditation – Dhyana in the education of Yoga Teachers,close with Patanjali)
    led me into mudras, including living (in motion)
    led me to ever deeper connection with mudras and asana-mudra-gestures. And with the living forms, which you can witness e.g. in Balinese Dance.

    You have a treasure ! on your page. There are so few who look at the combined and complex energies !

    What I find utmost important is to also practise
    the combinations of
    mudra – mantra – attention with the god.

    There are so many such mudras …. and your research obviously makes them available, with names, and energy

    Can you do more of this ?

    From now on I shall include your website on my new materials, as an important indicator to our purposeful enegy worlds.

    If you like, you are most welcome tocome in tuchwith me !

    Thank You
    and all the best wishes


  • 34 Kirthana Aug 4, 2015 at 8:25 am

    thank you very much it helped me a lot to create a folder for my bharathanatyam exam.

  • 35 sharvari Oct 26, 2015 at 3:46 am

    it is very usefull…thanks for this page

  • 36 anonymous Apr 28, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I love this website.It helped me a lot.I have been going to dance for five months yet I did not gt these hastas but just by being in this website for one day ,I have learned all the hastas.Looking forward to seeing your amazing work

  • 37 Gayatri S Deshpande Aug 2, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Tanks a lott… It is very easy to learn mudras

  • 38 Vigneshwari Jan 26, 2017 at 4:53 am

    This is a awesome way to practice mudhras…

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  • 40 Indranil saha Mar 21, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Khub bhalo hoeche….

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    Thnks a lot dear I am getting a lot of help from ur site……thanks again??

  • 42 Titli Ghosh Sep 24, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Thnks a lot dear I am getting a lot of help from ur site……thanks again??
    Keep posting informations like this

  • 43 aishani Jul 12, 2019 at 6:38 am

    The mudras are very nicely demonstrated. Thank you

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