Related: dance hand mudra, bharat natyam mudra, bharatnatyam mudra, indian dance mudra, bharatnatyam hand, bharatanatyam mudras, kathakali hand. The Natya Shastra lists the following mudras, along with their most prominent meanings. Many others have been developed in the time since, whose histories. Classified as one of the oldest among all the contemporary classical dance forms , Bharatanatyam holds a prominent place in our culture today. Over the.

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Woman hand showing Tripataka hasta meaning three-cornered flag of indian classic dance Bharata Natyam. Also used in Indian dances Odissi and Kuchipudi. Woman hand with rosary in meditation mudra, selective focus.

As it does not list definitions for the other sections, it could not be consulted. Asamyuta Hastas Samyuta Hastas.

List of mudras (dance)

Please refresh and try again. Tie the Chandra and the Surya on a string about seven inches apart. Not mentioned in this text.

Thus, as a form of expression, often called a yoga, dance proved to be a medium through which the common man could find unity between the cosmos and its creator. Woman hands showing Pushpaputa hasta of indian classic dance Bharata Natyam. Back to search Esc. Swinging outward hand from side to side, like the trunk of an elephant.


One has to follow the parampara, shastras, sampradaya and certain technical rules to keep its originality and purpose alive. Bharatanatyam, it is said, is the embodiment of music in visual form, a ceremony, an act of devotion. From Pallava gesture above into It is the earliest known dance text, and generally has formed a basis for most subsequent treastises.

Woman hand showing Kartariswatika hasta of indian classic dance Bharata Natyam.

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Vector design of kathakali dancer’s face in Bhxratanatyam art style. With the Surya on the right and the Chandra Vector decorative woman’s hand in mudra position. In this text, arala the left picture is quite different, see above single hand gestures.

Woman hand showing Hamsapaksha hasta hand gesture, also called mudra meaning “number 6” or “Bridge” of indian classic dance Bharata Natyam.

For example, “who came to my house” or “he who is Vishnu”. This particular list is based on my experience Aparna Sindhoor’s dance instruction and the study of several translations of the Natya Shastram a translation of the Abhinaya Darpana of Nandiksvara and a study of the Nrtyavinoda of Manasollasa – three period dance texts. We couldn’t load this image at the moment. Woman hand showing Chandrakala hasta meaning “Digit of the Moon” of indian classic dance Bharata Natyam.


Woman hand showing Ardhachandra hasta meaning half moon of indian classic dance Bharata Natyam. Vector design of face of Kathakali classical dance of Kerala, India.

Bollywood song and dance Hindi dance songs Nautch. Woman hand showing different hand gestures. Internet Resources In my opinion, the Internet dance information has a long way to go compared to print books – particularly on the history end. Classical Dance silhouettes A drawing of the outline of an Indian Classical Dance forms; filled in with some uniform.

Set of Hasta mudra vector artwork.

Hands in tripataka, on upper part of bharatxnatyam. Arangetram is a granduation performance that is the part of the traditional format — the Margam path. Woman hand showing Varaha hasta of indian classic dance Bharata Natyam.