Mandi Adavu Fourth variation

December 22nd, 2009 3 Comments

Here is yet another variation to mandi adavu. This is done 100 percent in purna mandi. Dancer would first jump in purna mandi. Then jump and place the right/ left  knee on the floor. Such a posture, where one knee rests on the floor is called Parshvasuci. The hands are in Tripataka hasta held in Natyarambhe. […]

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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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Jaati Adavu In Bharatanatyam part 2 (video)

August 24th, 2009 9 Comments

This video demonstrates the Chatushra Jati and Khanda Jati. Chatushra Jati has 3 syllables (beats) Ta Ka Dhi Mi. Khanda Jati has 5 syllables (beats) Ta Ka Taa Ki Ta. Chatushra Jati can be done in two ways. 1. As we begin with the right side, tap your leg once and raise it on the […]

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Sutral Adavu First variation

May 7th, 2009 3 Comments

The following is the video of first variation in sutral adavu. The Bols are Tat Tai Tam, Dhit Tai Tam. Since this step has two parts, two sets of Tat Tai Tam Dhit Tai Tam would complete one side.

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KudittaMetta Adavu Fifth and Sixth variation (video)

April 24th, 2009 No Comments

The following video demonstrates the fifth and the sixth variation of KudittaMetta. The Bols are Tai Gha, Tai Ghi.

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Sarikal Adavu sollukettu (audio)

April 10th, 2009 1 Comment

Sarikal Adavu sollukettu is very similar to the Tatta adavu. So for the 1st, 3rd and 5th variations you can use the Tatta Adavu first variation sollukettu. The Bols are Tai Ya Tai Hi. In case of the 2nd, 4th and 6th variations the bols are Tai Ya, Tai Ya, Tai Hi, Tai Hi. [Audio […]

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KudittaMetta Adavu in Bharatanatyam

April 9th, 2009 2 Comments

Kuditta Metta refers to Jumping on the toes and then striking the heels. The initial jump though not very obvious. Both jumping and striking the heels are executed in the Araimandi position. It is also known as Guditta Metta. I have read somewhere (cannot recollect the source) KudittaMetta is also referred as Kutta Adavu. May […]

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Sarikal Adavu First variation (explanation)

February 27th, 2009 3 Comments

The Bols (Syllables or sollukettu)of the Adavu is Tai Ya Tai Hi. Watch the video as you are going through the explanation. 1. Be in Samapada (is a simple standing with both the legs together) with hands is Natyarambhe. 2. Begin with the right hand side. Bring your right hand close to the chest. Left […]

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Teermanam adavu third, eight and Eleventh variataion sollukettu (Audio)

February 12th, 2009 No Comments

Following is the sollukettu (bols, syllables) for the third, eight and eleventh variation. The Bols are “Tai Tai Dhit Dhit Tai“. It is also called “Tat Dhin Gi Na Tom“. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] If you would like to download this audio, right click here and save to computer

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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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