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Bharatanatyam Video Lessons

Cosmic Dance of Shiva

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Pataka

Tripataka


Ardhapataka


Kartarimukha


Mayura


Ardhachandra


Arala


Shukatunda


Mushti

Shikhara


Kapittha


Katakamukha


Suchi


Chandrakala


Padmakosha


Sarpashirsha


Mrigashirsha


Simhamukha

Kangula


Alapadma


Chatura


Bhramara


Hamsasya


Hamsapaksha


Sandamsyo


Mukula


Tamrachuda


Trisula


SUCHI (needle)
or Nirdeshika (According to the "Abhinaya Chandrika")

The forefinger of the Kataka-mukha hand is upraised.

 It originates from Brahma, when he declared “I’m unique”.

Its sage is the Sun,

its race is Deva,

its colour white,

its patron deity is Visvakarma.



 

Technique

Stretch your index finger up keeping the rest of the fingers collected under the tip of the thumb.
            

Viniyogas

  1. Eka-artha (“denoting number one”);
  2. Parabrahma-bhavana (“supreme being Bramha”);
  3. Shata (denoting hundred”);
  4. Ravi (“sun”);
  5. Nagaryam (“city”);
  6. Lokaartham (“world”);
  7. Tatha-iti-vachanam (“to say ‘like that’”);
  8. Yat-sabde tat-sabde (“asking this? or that?”);
  9. Vyajana-artha (“solitude”);
  10. Tharjana (“threatening”);
  11. Kaarshya (“growing thin”);
  12. Shalaka (“rod”); Vapushi (“body”);
  13. Aascharya (“astonishment”);
  14. Venibhavana (“braid of hair”);
  15. Chatra (”umbrella”);
  16. Samartha (“capability”);
  17. Panou (“hand”);
  18. Romalayam (“line of hair”=such as eyebrow or on the abdomen);
  19. Bherivadana (“beating a drum”);
  20. Kulala-chakra-bramana (“potter’s wheel”);
  21. Rathanga-mandala (“chariot wheel”);
  22. Vivechana (“pros and cons”);
  23. Dina-anta (“end of the day”).

In addition it denotes:

  1. Praising,
  2. telling truth,
  3. pointing to distant place,
  4. life,
  5. walking in front,
  6. lotus stalk,
  7. sunrise and sunset,
  8. arrow,
  9. handle,
  10. listening,
  11. yearning for the beloved,
  12. recollection,
  13. nose,
  14. beak,
  15. and vision.





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