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Hansapakshikaa Hand Gesture (Mudra)

While your hands are in  Mrigashirsha mudra, bending your thumb along with the other fingers will lead to Hansapakshikaa.

Hansapakshika

It is used to denote the following :-

  • Swans wing
  • Number six
  • Construction of a bridge
  • Engraving with nails and covering

5 Comments

  1. A Bharatnatyam dancer

    Hi Anjali,

    As you know I visit your site regularly. Thanks for your regular posts, and also for maintaing the quality throughout.

    I have a suggestion to make regarding the hand gestures. For every mudra you are mentioning ways in which it can be used. Is it possible in addition to have a video demonstrating the corresponding shloka from the Abhinaya Darpan, and then giving the meanings for each word conveyed? What I mean is for eg. the Pataka Hasta Viniyoga – There could be a video demonstrating “Natyarambhe (beginning of dance), Varivahe (clouds), Vane (jungle)… ” etc. I think it will help visitors to this site understand exactly how to use the specific hand gesture.

    Regards,
    A Bharatnatyam dancer

  2. Nalini Venkatesh

    I think there is a mistake, you mean to say : While in the Mrigashirsha mudra the thumb is not bent along with the other fingers.

  3. Angela

    Hi Anjali
    I am a Form 3 student and right now I am doing a dance journal on the different dance etc and your page really helped in doing my journal thanks very much.

    THANKS ONCE AGAIN
    A KATHAK STUDENT AND ALSO BHARATNATYAM DANCER.

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