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Visharu Adavu in Bharatanatyam

Visharu Adavu involves swinging of hands in different directions ie sideways, up and down. Leg movements are simple and straight in one line. A Concept of shoulder pulls is also introduced later here. This Adavu is also called as Mardita adavu or Paraval adavu. The mudras used are Alapadma, katakamukha, Tripataka and Pataka. The sollukettu or Bols for this adavu is Ta Tai Tai Ta Dhit Tai Tai Ta.

Click on the links below to watch the video of each step

  1. Visharu Adavu First Step
  2. Visharu Adavu Second Step
  3. Visharu Adavu Third Step
  4. Visharu Adavu Fourth Step
  5. Visharu Adavu Fifth step
  6. Visharu Adavu Sixth Step
  7. Visharu Adavu Seventh Step
  8. Visharu Adavu Eight Step


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