Shukatunda Hand Gesture (Mudra)

March 3rd, 2008 by Anjali

When the Ring finger of the Arala mudra is bent we get Shukatunda Hasta.


Shukatunda is used to denote the following:

  • Shukatunda literally means a Parrots Head
  • A shooting of an arrow
  • A spear
  • Remembering one’s Abode
  • Saying of Mystic things
  • A violent mood

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  • 1 Nyah Wynne May 18, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Question, I have a wondering about a specific mudra that i have seen used. It is exactly like the shukatunda mudra, but the index finger is unbent. Is this an existing mudra and if so whaat are it’s relations?

    I know this is a very random question, but I have been trying to find an answer for some time. If you can help, thank you.

  • 2 Esprima Aug 11, 2009 at 1:31 am

    I believe you have in mind a tripataka mudra.

  • 3 calvin Sep 22, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Hello from Cairo:
    Thanks for all the info about this classical
    dance of India. Still going strong with the
    I wish that the photos of the hand gestures were
    all on one page. It’s a bother to switch back and
    forth to view each one.
    I hope to visit Madras in Dec for the annual dance
    week of Bharata Natyam.
    Best wishes.

  • 4 Mrs.Suresh Kumar Jul 21, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Re: Shukatunda, Mustishya, Sikharagashya. Kapita, Katakamugaha
    It is believed to have 3 separate hand gesturea for above each Mudra. Pls advise what are those. Thanks

  • 5 Natasha D’souza Jun 28, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    How do you show remembering once’s abode and saying of mystic things.Do these additionals meaning have a specific mudra arrangement?