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Teermanam Adavu First Step (Video)

Take a look at the Teermanam adavu video to get a hang of it. I shall post the explanation with the photos later.

1. Be in Ardhamandala posture with hands held in Tripataka close to the chest.

2. Take the right leg forward and place in on the heels (The Natta position). Take your right hand forward in Tripataka hasta facing up. Keep it straight in line with the shoulders right in front of your eyes. The left hand is placed in Tripataka close to the chest. Say Dhit.

3. Now tap your left leg that is behind. Bring back your right hand in Tripataka close to the chest. Say Dhit.

4. Lastly tap your right leg. Move the right hand to the back and with Tripataka facing out. Say Tai.

Mirror the above instruction on the left hand side.


  1. Rajlakshmi

    Hi Anjali, can you pls post about Metta adavu and Kudhithu metta adavu? My daughter is learning Bharatha Natyam – she is nearing 5 years. If a video is available , it will help.


  2. Anjali

    Thanks for visiting the site, Rajalakshmi. Nice to know about your little daughter who is learning. I also appreciate your concern to help her. Kuditta metta is the next Adavu that I shall take up after teermanam. So stay Tuned.

  3. Malatesh T V

    Namaskaram Guruji

    This is Malatesh from BANGALORE, Am learning Bharathnatyam..This is part of my life..
    I don’t have words to say thank you because you are giving to me wonderful information by on-line
    in my office time all so am doing studies with your website…

    Guruji I accepted you as my Guru, One day i want to see your program in stage performance..

    Is it possible

  4. Swati

    Hi akka, I am 24 and just started learning bharatnayam last year…bharatnatyam has always been my dream but never had a chance to learn except till now.. I hope I can do my arangetram one day..I just wanted to say thank you as your site is really helping me along my bharatnatyam journey 🙂


    hai sis,
    i am studying 5th class and i am also learning bharatham which as lead me to second level exam that is teermanam adav and sirikal adav…devada hastas and asumutha asthasdhyana slokam.but i dont have enough training in this due to some can you pleasehelp me with this article.

    regards anjhana

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