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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Here all the fingers are bent and pressed against the Palm except the thumb. Bramharam Bee When the Index finger in the Katakamukha mudra is curled and placed in between the middle finger and the thumb we get the Bhramara mudra. When the middle finger and the ring finger press against the thumb while the other fingers are held straight we get the Simhamukha Hasta. Swastikam crossed We get the swastika pose when both the palms in pataka are crossed at the wrists. Touch the right thumb to the left palms middle finger.

List of mudras (dance)

The little finger points up and thereafter the other fingers follow. There should be no gap between the fingers. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. When both the palms in Pataka are joined together we get the Anjali Mudra.

While the hands are in chakra hasta bend all the kthak except the thumb and the little fingers and hold the palms tight. When both hands held in sarpashirsha hasta is crossed at the wrists we get the Nagabandha hand gesture.

Kurma Tortoise While the hands are in chakra hasta bend all the fingers except the thumb and the little fingers and hold the palms tight. Nataraja Tandava Rasa lila Lasya. Paasha – When the both the hands in Tamrachuda are interlocked with one another we get the Pasha hasta. Pathaakas tripatako ardhapatakaha kartarimukhaha Mayuraasyo ardhachandrashcha araala shukatundakaha Mushtishcha shikaraakhyashcha kapittha katakamukhaha Suchi chandrakala padmakosha sarpashirastatha Mrigashirsha simhamukhaha kangulo alapadmakaha Chaturo bramarashchaiva hamsaasyo hamsapakshakaha Samdamsho mukulashchaiva tamrachuda trishulakaha Ityasamyutahasta hastaanaam ashtavinshatiririta.


Hastas Hastas are hand gestures or symbols.

When both the Palms are joined together at the little finger and slightly hollow at the centre of the Palms. The thumb is raised and held erect.

Mayuram Peacock The ring finger and the tip of the thumb touch each other while the other fingers are held straight without kathaak gap. Hold the thumb of your left hand with the forefingers of right hand in Shikhara hasta. When the right and left palms touches the left and right shoulder respectively in Mrigashirsha mudra we get the Utsanga hasta.

To call a person To point at an object To show drinking Denote a snake Obviously, we have used kathka gesture or the other to express the above. The unique aspect of abhinaya expression in Kathak is that the hand gestures and facial expressions resemble our normal, everyday life expressions and are not strictly codified and prescribed like in other classical dance forms.

So vast are the subtleties expressed in the hand gestures of hasta that the vastness of what being human entails, and perhaps even what the entire universe contains, might be expressed by the dancer.

Trishoolam Trident When the Thumb and the little finger are bent or meet each other while the Index Middle and the ring finger are held straight. Hold Ardhacandra in the left hand palm facing up. When the Anjali Mudra is slightly bulging at the knuckles of the palm we get the Kapota Hasta. Ardhachandran Half Moon All the finger are held straight and together except the thumb finger which is held apart. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. So hand gestures are a basic mode of communication.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is done when the Index finger is bent while doing the Pataka Mudra. This could probably be owing to its desi connections, and also the emphasis placed on improvisation and personal interpretation, which allows the scope for subjectivity in every performance. When the four fingers are pressed closely against the palm while the thumb is held tightly between the palm and the other four fingers.


Matsya Fish When the right palm is placed over the back of left palm both palm being in Ardhachandra hasta. The ring finger and the little finger are raised at angles as shown.

However, there are certain mudras and foot movements that are used in Kathak and enhance its gestural significance. When the thumb in Mrigashirsa mudra is held at the base of the Index middle and ring finger we get the Chatura Hasta. It is just like the Pataka gesture but the thumb finger is held straight and not bent like in Pataka. When both the hands in Ardhachandra hasta are placed over one another and only the Thumbs are interlocked we get the Garuda hasta.

When the Thumb and mudeas little finger are bent or meet each other while the Index Middle and the ring finger are held straight.

Creation Desk Acivity My Group. Just take some time and think of what gesture you would use for following situations: Hastas can be used to convey an katuak, thought or feeling to the viewers in conjunction with the lyrics sahitya of a song, or they may just add beauty to a movement. Its done by bringing together the index finger middle finger and thumb. While Kathak does not have a structured set of mudras, over the past few decades it has gradually acquired the usage of some.

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Views Read Edit View history. Mudras are basically a codified set of hand gestures used in dance to express something. Commons category link is locally defined Commons category link is on Wikidata using P In this Mudra all the fingers are held straight and close together like the stop sign except for the ring finger which is bent.

When both hands in Mrigashirsha hasta and the left palm is placed over the right palm we get the Varaha hasta.