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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Shankha Hand Gesture (Mudra)

May 14th, 2008 No Comments

Hold the thumb of your left hand with the forefingers of right hand in Shikhara hasta. Touch the right thumb to the left palms middle finger. Here we get the shape of a counch ie called as Shankha Hasta. Lets take a look at the Viniyoga shloka shankhadishu prayojyo yamityahurbharatadayaha It says that the Shankha […]

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Kartariswastika Hand Gesture (Mudra)

May 13th, 2008 1 Comment

When both the hands are crossed in Kartarimukha Mudra we get the Kartariswastika Hasta. Lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka shakhasu chadrishikhare vriksheshu cha niyujyate According to the the shloka karariswastika help to show Stems and branches of the trees A huge tree A hill top or its peak. Return to Samyukta hasta

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Katakavardhana Hand Gesture (Mudra)

May 13th, 2008 No Comments

When both the hands are crossed in Katakamukha Mudra we get Katakavardhana hasta. Lets take a look at the Viniyoga shloka Pattabhisheke pujayamvivahadishu yujyate The shloka says that katakavardhana can be used to denote Coronation ceremony Worship marriage Return to Samyukta hasta

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Samayukta Hastas or Double Hand Gestures in Bharatanatyam

February 28th, 2008 88 Comments

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. […]

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