Teermanam Adavu Twelfth Variation Sollukettu (audio)

April 10th, 2009 No Comments

Following is the Sollukettu for the twelfth variation. The Bols are Tai Tai dhit Dhit Tai Tam. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] If you would like to download this audio, right click here and save to computer

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KudittaMetta Adavu First and second variation (video)

April 9th, 2009 2 Comments

Following is the video for the first and the second variation of KudittaMetta. The Bols are Tai Gha Tai Ghi. The most commonly used hand gestures are Alapadma and Katakamukha. In the first variation the hand moves with every sylable. Which means at Tai the hands are stretched out and jump on the toes. At […]

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Sarikal Adavu fifth variation (video)

March 26th, 2009 No Comments

In this variation the movements are usually going backwards or side ways. One hand is held in Dola hasta and the other in Chatura hasta. The hand in chatura hasta is placed on the shoulders in such a way that the finger tips are pointing downwards. Leg movements are the same like the previous steps. […]

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Tatta Adavu Sixth Variation Audio

November 14th, 2008 2 Comments

Click on the player below and hear the sollukettu (bols or syllables) for sixth variation of Tatta Adavu.The Bols are Tat Tai Tat Tat Tai Tai Tam. This Audio has the sollukettu in three speeds as students are required to practice in different speeds. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] If you would like […]

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Hand gesture for Goddess Lakshmi

October 17th, 2008 7 Comments

Lakshmi: She is the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Lakshmi is thus worshiped as means to achieving objectives, including prosperity in the lives of mankind both material and spiritual. She is a consort of Vishnu and is also seen as massaging lord vishnu’s feet who rests on the shehsa naga (coiled snake). Most of the […]

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Hand gestures of the Ten incarnations of lord Vishnu- Dashavatara hastas

September 23rd, 2008 37 Comments

The Avataras of lord Vishnu are Matsya (the Fish), Kurma-the Turtle, Varaha- the Boar, Narasimha, Vamana, Parashurama, Sri Ramachandra, Balarama, Sri krishna, and Kalki. Lets take a look at the slokas (sanskrit verses) and know how each of these gods are represented by a mudra. 1. Matsya Avatara Vishnu took the form of a big […]

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How to prepare for a stage show

July 14th, 2008 29 Comments

A great performance is a result of planned and sincere efforts. Not only dance, but any debut onstage requires some amount of organization. Therefore I decided to share my views on this topic. Considering the following points, should definitely help the dancers perform better on stage. Occasion It is very important to know to what […]

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Chakra Hand Gesture (Mudra)

May 16th, 2008 2 Comments

When the Palms in Ardhachandra mudra touch each other vertically and horizontally we get the Chakra Mudra. The right palm is vertically held and the left palm is horizontally placed over the it. Lets tale a look at the viniyoga shloka (uses) chakrarthe viniyujyaate It says that this Mudra denotes a Wheel. In Sanskrit Chakra […]

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TattiMetti Adavu Second step (Video)

May 7th, 2008 No Comments

The second step is only an extension of the first step. Read the explanation of the second step here.

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Utsanga Hand Gesture (Mudra)

April 7th, 2008 1 Comment

When the right and left palms touches the left and right shoulder respectively in Mrigashirsha mudra we get the Utsanga hasta. Lets take a look at the Viniyoga shloka (uses) Alingena cha Lajjayamangadadipradarshane balaanaam shikshane chayamutsange yujyate karaha The shloka says that Utsangha is used to denote An embrace To show Modesty, Shyness etc Display […]

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