Adavu (The initial steps)

June 18th, 2007 by Anjali

Bharatanatyam blogger Shreenidhi has a posting on Adavu positions. The basic positions described are:

  1. ARAIMANDI Half Seated Position.
  2. SAMAPADAM Legs Together
  3. MANDI Full Seated Position

The positions “Araimandi” is synonymous with “Ardhamandal” and “Samapadam” is synonymous with “Sama” mentioned in my “Day – 1” posting.

Adavu Positions [The Art of Bharatanatyam]

To read more about Adavus click here.

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64 responses so far ↓

  • 1 R.Lavanya Nov 4, 2013 at 2:18 am

    already i have studied a little of bharathanattiyam

  • 2 d pavan kumar Mar 1, 2014 at 9:12 am

    hello mam ,
    i would like to convey my happiness to you..because i am at 31 age
    still i have a much of interest to learn dance .. your videos make me inspired and make me a classical dance student ..
    pavan from adilabad

  • 3 aparna Jul 10, 2014 at 3:52 am

    Hi anjali its great to speak to you . Your teaching is awesome in a slow n detailed way. I want the videos of Mai adavu, Rangakramana adavu plzzzzz can you upload I am a regular follower of your videos

  • 4 shrinivas Jun 23, 2015 at 4:26 am

    Hi anjali i wanted to know what is the minimum age to learn Bharatnatya, i have 3year 6month old daughter she is very much interested in learning Bharat natya is this safe to learn in this physically effect on her growth or on body. Please reply
    Thank you

  • 5 Serena Mar 30, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Ma’am , can I get the names of the major dance steps ?

  • 6 veena May 3, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Excellent .thank u so much mam.

  • 7 Swastika Dec 21, 2016 at 10:14 am

    What do bharathanatyam teachers say before staring an adavu? Something dhalaku thagajima thadangina thome. Can u tell me what it is?

  • 8 Anjali Dec 28, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    They say Dhalangu-takadiku-takutadi-ginatom. It is used instead of saying 1, 2, 3 start..

  • 9 Srimukhi Jan 19, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    I am 14 and i started danec class after watching your dance poerfomances!!Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!

  • 10 Sareenha Feb 2, 2018 at 5:27 am

    After namaskar step adavu step will be next or ardhamandala step will be next

  • 11 Abc Apr 26, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Hi I am just a beginner of bhartnatyam I just want to learn some basic steps of bharatnatyam so can u pls help me out with this pls reply
    Thank you

  • 12 KALLIOPI GRAMMATIKAKI May 9, 2019 at 5:26 am

    i want to learn barata natyam dance.
    i Live in Crete of GREECE, and i am YOGA WORLD MASTER
    Please send to me informations
    thank you very much

    god bless you

    kalliopi grammatikaki

  • 13 sayanti majumder Nov 1, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    mam can i knw how to do kuchidamettu steps? thanks in advance

  • 14 Anjali Nov 6, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    link to kudittametta Adavus