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28 asamyukta or single-hand hastas by Sveta Barkun

asamyukta hastas or mudras

Single-hand gestures of Bharata Dance

Pataka Ttri-pataka Ardha-pataka Kartari-mukha Mayura Ardha-candra Arala
Mushti Shuka-tunda Shikhara Kapitha Kataka-mukha Suchi Chandra-kala
Padma-kosha Kangula Simha-mukha Mriga-shirsha Sarpa-shirsha Ala-padma Chatura
Bhramara Hamsa-asya Hamsa-paksha Mukula Samdamsya Tamra-chura Trishula

There are twenty-eight asamyukta or single-hand hastas alluding to 28 nakshatras or Lunar asterisms. They are described in the "Abhinaya Darpana" ("Mirror of Drama") of Nandikeshvara and "Abhinaya Chandrika" written by Maheshvara Mahapatra.



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Mudras of Indian Dance and Yoga

24 samyukta hastas or mudras


drishti-bhedas
Eight eyes movements


Shirsha-bhedas
Head movements


Griva-bhedas
Neck movements





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