Mandi Adavu First and second variation

November 10th, 2009 5 Comments

The first variation uses the Shikhara and pataka hand gesture. Begin the step with a jump down to the Muzumandi mandi position. Hands in Shikahra hasta. Say Ta Ka. Then rise up facing the left. Left leg bent and right leg stretched back on the toes. Left hand in Shikara and right hand in Pataka […]

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Hand gesture for Nirutti

February 3rd, 2009 2 Comments

Nirutti: Nirutti is actually said to be one of the Ashta-dikpalas. Ashta-dikpala means guardians of eight direction. Thus Nirutti is said to be guarding the south-west direction. He rides on a lion. His weapon is called the Kundayudha. His consort is Durga. Some times taking Brahma as the centre they form the Navasandhi. ‘Nava’ mean […]

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Shakata Hand Gesture (Mudra)

November 25th, 2008 1 Comment

When the Bhramara hasta is held in both hands, we get the Shakata Hasta. lets take a look at the viniyoga (uses) shloka rakshasabhinaye prayaha shakato viniyujyate It says that the Shakata hasta is used to enact a demon. Thus when shakata hasta is held close the face , it indicates vicious teeth of a […]

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Hand gesture for Lord Kartikeya

October 29th, 2008 6 Comments

Kartikeya: Kartikeya is the second son of Shiva and Parvati. He is also known as Murugan, Shanmukhan, Skanda, Subramaniyam, Arumukhan, Velan and many more. He is regarded as the God of wars. He is known to have six heads so that he can counter all kinds of blows from all directions during a war. It […]

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Hand gesture for Goddess Lakshmi

October 17th, 2008 7 Comments

Lakshmi: She is the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Lakshmi is thus worshiped as means to achieving objectives, including prosperity in the lives of mankind both material and spiritual. She is a consort of Vishnu and is also seen as massaging lord vishnu’s feet who rests on the shehsa naga (coiled snake). Most of the […]

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Hand gestures of the Ten incarnations of lord Vishnu- Dashavatara hastas

September 23rd, 2008 35 Comments

The Avataras of lord Vishnu are Matsya (the Fish), Kurma-the Turtle, Varaha- the Boar, Narasimha, Vamana, Parashurama, Sri Ramachandra, Balarama, Sri krishna, and Kalki. Lets take a look at the slokas (sanskrit verses) and know how each of these gods are represented by a mudra. 1. Matsya Avatara Vishnu took the form of a big […]

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Kurma Hand Gesture (Mudra)

June 27th, 2008 No Comments

While the hands are in chakra hasta, bend all the fingers (except the thumb and the little fingers) and hold the palms tight. Lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka Kurmarthe viniyujyate The shloka says that this hasta is used to denote a Tortoise. The Kurma Avatar of Lord Vishnu is also denoted by […]

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Samputa Hand Gesture (Mudra)

June 7th, 2008 2 Comments

When the fingers in Chakra hasta are bent in such a way that there is a hollow at the center of the palm we get the Samputa Hasta. lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka of Samputa Varvacgade sampute cha samputah krah iritaha It says that Samputa is used to denote 1. Concealment of […]

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Kilaka Hand Gesture (Mudra)

May 20th, 2008 No Comments

When both the little fingers interlock each other we get the Kilaka Hasta. Lets take a look at the Viniyoga shloka (uses) snehe namranulape cha kilako viniyujyate The shloka says that this kilaka hasta is used to denote A feeling of Love and affection Funny talks, hilarious conversation etc Return to Samyukta hasta

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Pasha Hand Gesture (Mudra)

May 17th, 2008 No Comments

When the both the hands in Tamrachuda are interlocked with one another we get the Pasha hasta. Lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka (uses) Anyonyakalahe pashe shrinkhalayam niyujyate The shloka says that the pasha hasta is used to denote Internal fights or Quarrels A String A Chain Return to Samyukta hasta

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