Sarikal Adavu In Bharatanatyam

February 27th, 2009 by Anjali

Sarikal means to slide. Here as one foot is lifted and placed the another foot slides towards it. Then the feet takes the Anchita position where the feet rests on the heel. This position is also called as Tadittam. Then both the feet tap together with a slight jump. Bols (syllables or sollukettu) of the Adavu is Tai Ya Tai Hi or Tai Ya Tai Ya Tai Hi Tai Hi.

Follow the links below to read and watch the steps.

1. Sarikal Adavu First step (explanation)

2. Sarikal adavu first step (Video)

3. Sarikal Adavu second, third and fourth variation (explanation)

4. Sarikal Adavu Second and Third variation (video)

5. Sarikal Adavu Fifth variation (video)

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 dhanya Mar 11, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    great work dear.. really appreciate ur work..

  • 2 Ayesha Mar 28, 2009 at 2:56 am

    A nice idea and well executed. Watched some of the videos, nicely explained. Keep up the good work.

  • 3 Anjali Mar 30, 2009 at 6:24 am

    Thank you Ayesha.

  • 4 rageena Apr 18, 2009 at 11:12 am

    what is the thalam for sarrukkal adavu?
    please can u tell me the answer for this question
    i need help please!!!

  • 5 preethi Apr 23, 2012 at 5:51 am

    Really great job and very much useful..thank you..keep it up:)

  • 6 shiby Jun 28, 2012 at 5:31 am

    Hai anjaly,
    u are doing an excelent work.
    explaining as clear as u can.gud luck.
    but i could not find the video of fourth variation of sarikal adavu.

  • 7 KARTHIKA Aug 7, 2013 at 4:37 am

    it is nice to learn

  • 8 sneha Sep 20, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    hi Madam, I was looking for variations of sarikal adavu. However I did not find sixth step of Sarikal Adavu. 7th and 8th I found on youtube. Can you please upload 6th step video. I also want to give you a gentle reminder about ‘Natanam’, few months ago I requested you to upload Natanam video. It would be great if you upload that too.


  • 9 RAKSIHAH Apr 10, 2015 at 7:46 am

    you really helped me tank you