KATHAK MUDRAS PDF


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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Hastas Hastas are hand gestures or symbols.

List of mudras (dance) – Wikipedia

Gestures are not new to us since we use them in our day to day activities also! Just take some time and think of what gesture you would use for following situations: To call a person To point at an object To show drinking Denote a snake Obviously, we have used some gesture or the other to express the above.

So hand gestures are a basic mode of communication. Gesture is a symbolic action by which a thought, a feeling or intention is expressed. They are of 2 kinds in dance: Hastas can be used to convey an idea, thought or feeling to the viewers in conjunction with the lyrics sahitya of a song, or they may just add beauty to a movement.

These are the ones that we will use in the adavus. There should be no gap between the fingers. While the index finger and the Middle finger is stretched to show a scissor. Mayuram Peacock The ring finger and the tip of the thumb touch each other while the other fingers are held straight without any gap. Ardhachandran Half Moon All the finger are held straight and together except the thumb finger which is held apart. It is just like the Pataka gesture but the thumb finger is held straight and not bent like in Pataka.

Here the index finger is bent along with the thumb while the other fingers are held straight. Mushti Fist When the four fingers are pressed closely against the palm while the thumb is held tightly between the palm and the other four fingers. The thumb is raised and held erect. Its done by bringing together the index finger middle finger and thumb.

The ring finger and the little finger are raised at angles as shown. Chandrakala Full moon Chandrakala means Digit of the Moon. 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. 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.

Chaturam 4 sides square When the thumb in Mrigashirsa mudra is held at the base of the Index middle and ring finger we get the Chatura Hasta. 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. Hamsapakshakam The swan Similar to mrigasirsha but thumb is also bent. Mukulam bud When all the five finger are brought together and touch each other at the tip.

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. This Gesture looks like the weapon Trishula. 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.

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Unlike Asamyutha hastas, these gestures require use of both the palms to convey the message or a particular meaning. In fact in the Indian culture this Mudra is very often used for greeting people. Kapotham dove When the Anjali Mudra is slightly bulging at the knuckles of the palm we get the Kapota Hasta. In this gesture the palms touch each other only at the Tips and the base of the palm.

Swastikam crossed We get the swastika pose when both the palms in pataka are crossed at the wrists. Dola Walking gait When the pataka hasta is placed to the sides of the thigh we get the Dola hasta. Pushpaputam Offer flowers When both the Palms are joined together at the little finger and slightly hollow at the centre of the Palms. The inner palm facing up.

Utsangam shoulders When the right and left palms touches the left and right shoulder respectively in Mrigashirsha mudra we get the Utsanga hasta. Shivalingam Shiva Linga Hold Ardhacandra in the left hand palm facing up. Hold shikhara in the right hand and place it on the left hand. Karthariswastikam Denotes palace hills trees When both the hands are crossed in Kartarimukha Mudra we get the Kartariswastika Hasta. Shanka Conch Hold the thumb of your left hand with the forefingers of right hand in Shikhara hasta.

Touch the right thumb to the left palms middle finger. The right palm is vertically held and the left palm is horizontally placed over the it. Samputam Denotes a box When the fingers in Chakra hasta are bent in such a way that there is a hollow at the center of the palm we get the Samputa Hasta. Matsya Fish When the right palm is placed over the back of left palm both palm being in Ardhachandra hasta.

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

Naagabandaka Snakes twisting and coiling When both hands held in sarpashirsha hasta is crossed at the wrists we get the Nagabandha hand gesture. 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. Berunda Pair of birds When hands in Kapitta hasta is held crossed at the wrists we get the Bhairunda hasta.

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. Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. Pathakam is done with all fingers held straight like the Stop sign.

List of mudras (dance)

In this Mudra all the fingers are held straight and close together like the stop sign except for the ring finger which is bent.

Mudra is done when the little finger and the ring finger is bent and pressed against the thumb. The ring finger and the tip of the thumb touch each other while the other fingers are held straight without any gap. All the finger are held straight mudrws together except the thumb finger which is held apart. It is done when the Index finger is bent while doing the Pataka Mudra.

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When the four fingers are pressed closely against the palm while the thumb is held tightly between the palm and the other four fingers.

The thumb can also be placed on the four fingers. Here all the fingers are bent and pressed against the Palm except the thumb.

While doing Shikhara mudra bending the pointer finger and pressing it over the thumb is the Kapitta mudra. The Middle finger Ring finger and Little finger is pressed against the thumb while the forefinger is held straight. 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.

Fingers are bent from the knuckles except for the little finger and the thumb which is held straight. When the middle finger and the ring finger press against the thumb while the other fingers are held straight we get the Simhamukha Hasta. When the thumb in Mrigashirsa mudra is held at the base of the Index middle and ring finger we get the Chatura Hasta.

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

Kathak: Mudras List

When both the palms in Pataka are joined together we get the Anjali Mudra. When the Anjali Mudra is slightly bulging at the knuckles of the palm we get the Kapota Hasta.

When both the Palms are joined together at the little finger and slightly hollow at the centre of the Palms. When the right and left palms touches the left and right shoulder respectively in Mrigashirsha mudra we get the Utsanga hasta. Hold Ardhacandra in the left hand palm facing up.

Hold the thumb of your left hand with the forefingers of right hand in Shikhara hasta. When the Palms in Ardhachandra mudra touch each other vertically and horizontally we get the Chakra Mudra. When the fingers in Chakra hasta are bent in such a way that mudrxs is a hollow at the center of the palm we get the Samputa Hasta. Paasha – When the both the hands in Iathak are interlocked with one another we get the Pasha hasta. While the hands are in chakra hasta bend all the fingers except the thumb and the little fingers and hold the palms tight.

When both hands in Mrigashirsha hasta and the left palm is placed over the right palm we kthak the Varaha hasta. Iathak both the hands in Ardhachandra hasta are placed over one another and only the Thumbs are interlocked we get the Garuda hasta. When both hands held in sarpashirsha hasta is crossed at the wrists we get the Nagabandha hand gesture.

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. When both hands held in Alapadma hasta are crossed at the wrists and placed near the chest we get the Avahitta hand gesture.