Avahitta Hand Gesture (Mudra)

April 2nd, 2009 1 Comment

When both hands held in Alapadma hasta are crossed at the wrists and placed near the chest we get the Avahitta hand gesture. Lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka: (uses) Srungara Natanechiva Leelaa Kandukadharane Kucharthe Yujyate Soyamavahitthakaraabhidhaha This gesture is used to show : 1) Love 2) Playing with balls (can be any […]

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Teermanam Adavu fifth and the tenth varation sollukettu

April 1st, 2009 1 Comment

Following is the sollukettu for the fifth and the tenth variation. It is a combination of all the previous syllables. The bols are “Tai Dhit Dhit Tai; Tai Tai Dhit Dhit Tai; Tai Tai Tai Dhit Dhit Tai“. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] If you would like to download this audio, right click […]

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Teermanam Adavu fourth and the ninth variation sollukettu

March 28th, 2009 No Comments

Following is the sollukettu for the fourth and the ninth variation. The sollukettu (syllables or bols) of these steps are “Tai Tai Tai, Dhit Dhit Tai“. [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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The Basics Of Bharatanatyam (3N)

July 21st, 2007 45 Comments

Today I would like to step a bit back and explore the basics of Bharatanatyam. As you may know, Bharatanatyam is generally referred to have three distinct streams or aspects: Nritta, Nrittya and Natya For quick recall, we can refer to them as the 3N s of the dance form. What does each of them […]

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