Shukatunda Hand Gesture (Mudra)

March 3rd, 2008 by Anjali

When the Ring finger of the Arala mudra is bent we get Shukatunda Hasta.

shukatunda

Shukatunda is used to denote the following:

  • Shukatunda literally means a Parrots Head
  • A shooting of an arrow
  • A spear
  • Remembering one’s Abode
  • Saying of Mystic things
  • A violent mood

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  • 1 Nyah Wynne May 18, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Question, I have a wondering about a specific mudra that i have seen used. It is exactly like the shukatunda mudra, but the index finger is unbent. Is this an existing mudra and if so whaat are it’s relations?

    I know this is a very random question, but I have been trying to find an answer for some time. If you can help, thank you.

  • 2 Esprima Aug 11, 2009 at 1:31 am

    I believe you have in mind a tripataka mudra.

    http://onlinebharatanatyam.com/2007/09/tripataka-hand-gesture-mudra/

  • 3 calvin Sep 22, 2011 at 8:21 am

    21SEP11
    Hello from Cairo:
    Thanks for all the info about this classical
    dance of India. Still going strong with the
    adavus.
    I wish that the photos of the hand gestures were
    all on one page. It’s a bother to switch back and
    forth to view each one.
    I hope to visit Madras in Dec for the annual dance
    week of Bharata Natyam.
    Best wishes.

  • 4 Mrs.Suresh Kumar Jul 21, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Re: Shukatunda, Mustishya, Sikharagashya. Kapita, Katakamugaha
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    It is believed to have 3 separate hand gesturea for above each Mudra. Pls advise what are those. Thanks

  • 5 Natasha D’souza Jun 28, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    How do you show remembering once’s abode and saying of mystic things.Do these additionals meaning have a specific mudra arrangement?