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September 16th, 2009 12 Comments

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Jaati Adavu in Bharatanatyam

August 18th, 2009 4 Comments

A Jaati is a pattern that  gives us the basic feel of a Thalam. Read the article Tala System to get a hang of how it works. What you need to understand as a beginner of Bharatanatyam is that there are five Jaatis. Every jaati is denoted by a set of syllables. They are: The […]

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Kudittamatta Adavu Third and Fourth variation (video)

April 16th, 2009 4 Comments

The following video demonstrates the third and the fourth variation of Kudittametta Adavu. The Bols are Tai Gha, Tai Ghi.

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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 Twelfth Variation (Video)

January 22nd, 2009 1 Comment

This is last posting on Teermanam adavu. There can be even more variations and combination’s. But I think these are enough to give you an idea of how the combination’s in Teermanam work. The bols (syllables or sollukettu) are Tai Tai Dhit Dhit Tai Tam. The last syllable “Tam” can be also be omitted. So […]

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Teermanam Adavu Eleventh Variation (Video)

January 13th, 2009 5 Comments

Hope you must have gone through the Eleventh step explanation. The Bols (solluketu) are Tai Tai Dhit Dhit Tai. I have demonstrated the variation using both Katakamukha and Pataka hasta.

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Teermanam Adavu Eleventh Variation

January 9th, 2009 No Comments

Here is the explanation of the eleventh variation. The Bols (sollukettu) are Tai Tai Dhit Dhit Tai. I shall post the video soon. 1.Be in Ardhamandala. Keep your hands in Natyarambhe position. Natyarambhe is a position when the hands are stretched out sideways, elbows slightly bent and not dropping down and the palms in Pataka […]

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Teermanam Adavu Fourth step (video)

August 6th, 2008 2 Comments

The fourth variation is very similar to the earlier steps. It only involves an additional foot tap at the beginning. The Bols are Tai Tai Tai Dhit Dhit Tai. 1. Be in Ardhamandala posture with hands held in Tripataka close to the chest. 2. Tap your right leg in the above position. Say Tai 3. […]

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TattiMetti Adavu Sixth Step (video)

June 4th, 2008 4 Comments

This is the final post for Tattimetti Adavu. I am sure with so much of variations given, we can still derive a few more with our imagination. Read the explanation of the following video here.

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TattiMetti Adavu Sixth Step

June 3rd, 2008 1 Comment

This step is slightly different from the earlier ones. The Bols are the same Tat Tai Ta Ha Dhit Tai Ta Ha. Lets take a look at how the sixth step is different. 1. Be in ardhamandal posture. Place your hands close to the chest in Tripataka . 2. Jump on your toes. Hands are […]

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