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Samayukta Hastas or Double Hand Gestures in Bharatanatyam

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. I have also put some images of double hand gestures. Each gestures has its own uses which is termed as Viniyoga. I am writing a separate post on each of these mudras.

Audio of the shlokam:

[audio:samyukta hasta.mp3]

If you would like to download this audio, right click here and save to computer

Click through each of the mudras to read the explanation and pictures.


  1. lakshmi

    your site is so cool and helping everybody a lot. thank you very much for your kind and patience. could you please put all your asamyukta hastas and samyukta hastas in picture everybody can get printouts.
    thanks a lot.

  2. meena

    Hi Anjali,
    It is really a verrrrrry good website.
    I have learnt my mudras and hastas quickly.
    I have also learnt your steps.
    Now i opened a dance class.
    Thanks for helping.

  3. Deepa

    I am using my daughter’s email right now.
    I love your website, my daughter always go here for questions that she had. She also has dance class, so she uses this so she could understand and learn new things as well

  4. Anjali

    @Deepa, Thank you. Good to know your daughter is able to learn from here. That shows her interest to do more. I wish her good luck.

  5. archana

    i liked it a lot . its very good . my daughter is learning dance but she dont know them . thanks thanks a lot anjali.

  6. I am not allowed to tell

    Can u please show all the mudras……..u did not show some of them…… will I learn? Tomorrow is my dance exam! Why r there even dance exams! …………

  7. Dakshata Paneri

    thanks madam for teaching me samayukta mudras in a simple & defined way. These lessons are very helpful for bharatnatyam lovers.

  8. bhavana.kamuri

    I am really thankful to you mam for teaching
    me the samyukta hastas in such a clear way
    that every one can understand. I really learnt
    samyukta hastas just in 5 minutes.

  9. pradeep

    I really love it ………. i actually attend a different class ………it helped me learn many new guestures which I did not know ……………it is actually very helpful

  10. atmakaya frank peschanel


    Thank you for running this page.

    Let me first give me a few words about me:
    My work (including teaching “Meditation – Dhyana in the education of Yoga Teachers,close with Patanjali)
    led me into mudras, including living (in motion)
    led me to ever deeper connection with mudras and asana-mudra-gestures. And with the living forms, which you can witness e.g. in Balinese Dance.

    You have a treasure ! on your page. There are so few who look at the combined and complex energies !

    What I find utmost important is to also practise
    the combinations of
    mudra – mantra – attention with the god.

    There are so many such mudras …. and your research obviously makes them available, with names, and energy

    Can you do more of this ?

    From now on I shall include your website on my new materials, as an important indicator to our purposeful enegy worlds.

    If you like, you are most welcome tocome in tuchwith me !

    Thank You
    and all the best wishes


  11. anonymous

    I love this website.It helped me a lot.I have been going to dance for five months yet I did not gt these hastas but just by being in this website for one day ,I have learned all the hastas.Looking forward to seeing your amazing work

  12. Titli Ghosh

    Thnks a lot dear I am getting a lot of help from ur site……thanks again??
    Keep posting informations like this

  13. Mary Poppins

    Yeah! Anjali you have done a great job in this website but I don’t know where some other muthirai are because I want to learn the words then by looking at it I wanted to see how to do it but some were not there instead I like your website. Good job Anjali and thank you so much for helping me out. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜„

  14. Deborah Tuitt

    Hello, thank you for an excellent website. Do you have corresponding pictures for the following asamyukta mudras?
    20. Garuda
    21. Nagabandha
    22. Khatava
    23. Bhairunda
    24. Avahitta

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