12 जनवरी You can find mudras with images here. Pataka पताक; Tripataka त्रिपताक; Ardhapataka अर्धपताक; Kartarimukha कर्तरीमुख; Mayur. The following photos provide a vibrant glimpse of the dance by bringing to light its different postures, stances, mudras, costumes, etc. While Kathak does not. The hasta mudras in #Kathak are the alphabet of dance, each hand gesture evoking imagery, stories, and endless narration. The ring finger touches the thumb.

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Katva bed When the ring finger and the middle finger of both hands are placed one over the other and the Index finger and the little fingers point downwards we get the Khatava hasta.

The ring finger and the little finger are raised at angles as shown. The inner palm facing up. The following photos provide a vibrant glimpse of the dance by bringing to light its different postures, stances, mudras, costumes, etc.

List of mudras (dance)

Utsangam shoulders When the right and left palms touches the left and right shoulder respectively in Mrigashirsha mudra we get the Utsanga hasta. There should be no gap between the fingers. Avahitha Two lotuses When both hands held in Alapadma hasta are crossed at the wrists and placed near the chest we get the Avahitta hand gesture.

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The thumb is raised and held erect. It is done when the Index finger is bent while doing the Pataka Mudra. Fingers are bent from the knuckles except for the little finger and the thumb which is held straight. Pathakam is done with all fingers held straight like the Stop sign.

Hold the thumb of your left hand with the forefingers of right hand in Shikhara hasta. This could probably be owing to its desi connections, and also the emphasis placed on improvisation and mudrs interpretation, which allows the scope for subjectivity in every performance. When the Anjali Mudra is slightly bulging at the knuckles of the palm we get the Kapota Hasta. Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates.

Nataraja Tandava Rasa lila Lasya. When the middle finger and the ring finger press against the thumb mudrras the other fingers are held straight we get the Simhamukha Hasta. Mukulam bud When all the five finger are brought together and touch each other at the tip. This Gesture looks like the weapon Trishula. Just take some time and think of what gesture you would use for following situations: Hold Ardhacandra in the left hand palm facing up.

The ring finger and the tip of the thumb touch each other while the other fingers are held mmudras without any gap. Start contributing by making a profile on Sahapedia. Release the thumb in Suchi Mudra and hold it straight Padmakosam Lotus Bud All the fingers are stretched and slightly brought closer to form Padmakosha.


While the index finger and the Middle finger is stretched to show a scissor. Kurma Tortoise While the mkdras are in chakra hasta bend all the fingers except the thumb and the little fingers and hold the palms tight. Events Connect Login Workspace.

Hold shikhara in the right hand and place it on the left hand. This page was kathsk edited on 20 Septemberat Sarpasirsham Hood of Cobra When the Hand is held in Pataka Mudra and the fingers are bend from the tip to form a hollowed palm we get Sarpashirsha Mudra. The little finger points up and thereafter the other fingers follow.

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Texts and rules that applied to other classical dance forms were also applied to Kathak, ignoring its unique subjectivity in abhinaya exploration.

When the Index finger in the Katakamukha mudra is curled and placed in between the mudra finger and the thumb we get the Bhramara mudra. Naagabandaka Snakes twisting and coiling When both hands held in sarpashirsha hasta is crossed at the wrists we get the Nagabandha hand gesture.

In this gesture the palms touch each other only at the Tips and the kxthak of the palm. One of the most striking features of Indian classical dance is the use of hand gestures.