tripatako dakshinetuvamay kangulahastakah
agni hastah sa vijneyo natyashastra visharade
Agni devata is
represented by the knowers of natya as holding left hand
in Kangula hasta and the right hand in Tripataka hasta.
PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')
Anjali: Viniyogas (Meanings)
Agni is Fire of the Moon
on its First Full Moon night. He is the Supreme
Lunar presiding priest in the Vedas or Solar-Lunar
Eternal Calendar. Indra is the Lord of the Second
Full Moon day. Surya (the sun or full moon) is one
of his embodiments.
In the later Hindu period Agni became Dik-pala
(guardian of the southeast direction of the sky).
Agni is often depicted as red, with two heads and
seven hands and three legs riding on a ram or a
chariot driven by goats. His attributes are an axe,
torch, prayer beads and a flaming spear.
"Lord Agni." ( Lord of Fire).
Prathihara Dynasty. 10th Century AD.
Kota Museum. Rajasthan. India