PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')


Drishti-bheda (Eyes movements)


Drishti-bheda (Eyes movements)

Drishti means "a glance" in Sanskrit. Eight eyes movements express eight directions.

Sama
looking straight without any movement 
Alokita
rolling eyes in a circular pattern
Saachi
glancing at one corner of the eyes
Pralokita
moving wide opened eyes from side to side
Nimilita
eyes half closed 
Ullokita
looking upwards
Anuvritta 
rapidly looking up and down
Avalokita
looking down
 
PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')


Shloka from Natya-shastra about drishti bhedas (types of eyes movements)

Shloka from Natya-shastra:


"Previous specialists enumerated eight types of a glance".


"Samam alokitam saachi pralokita nimility
Ullokita anuvritte cha tatha chaiva avalokitam

Ity-ashtho drishthi bhedah syuh kirtitah purvasuribhi
h".



The following Video will demonstrate eight movements of the eyes.


asamyukta hastas or mudras


  There are twenty-four samyukta or joined-hand hastas, which function, supposedly, was to denote 24 Lunar fortnights of the Year or Prajapati.

samyukta hastas or mudras
joined-hand gestures
of Bharata Dance and Yoga


drishti-bhedas
Eight eyes movements


Shirsha-bhedas
Head movements


Griva-bhedas
Neck movements





samyukta                     asamyukta

Video Lessons

Cosmic Dance of Shiva

http://bharatanatyam.svetadance.com

Books and astronomical theory of the Vedas by Prof. M. Mikhailov



 

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Shiva Maha-Kala's two different cosmic dances

Read about the chronometrical meaning of the cosmic dance of Shiva and its two variations:

1. Rudra Tandava Dance and

2. Lasya Dance

Lasya Dance  Moon the Choreographer  Tandava Dance


Lasya                          Nataraja                         Tandava

Read the books by Dr. M. I. Mikhailov "Key to the Vedas" depicting extraordinary chronoprogramming mechanisms of the Vedas; the First Book of "Valmiki-Ramayanam" entitled "Youth", tr. into Russian with astronomical commentaries; Russian translation of the Patanjali-Yoga-Sutra; some Poems by Kshemendra; Pancatantra (Russian); novel "Jwar" by Madhu Bhaduri (Tr. from Hindi into Russian) and "The River of Blood" by Parthasarathi (Tr. from Tamil into Russian).



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