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PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')


Kapittha ("wood-apple")

11. Kapittha ("wood-apple")
or Ankusha (in "Abhinaya Chandrika")

Curl the little, ring, and middle fingers into your palm. Stretch your thumb by the side of your palm, and cap it with the pad of your index finger directly above the tip of the thumb.

This mudra originates during the churning of the Ocean (Sky), when Vishnu used this hand gesture to pull up Mt. Mandara.

Its sage is Narada,
its estate is Rishi,
its color is smokey-white,
its patron deity is Padma-garbha (Vishnu).

PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')


PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')

Viniyogas (Meanings)

  1. Lakshmyam (“Goddess Lakshmi”);
  2. Saraswatyam (“Goddess Saraswati”);
  3. Veshtane (“winding”);
  4. Taladharana (“holding cymbals”);
  5. Go-dohanam (“milking cows”);
  6. Anjanam (applying collytium”);
  7. Lila-kusuma-dharana (“holding flower(s) gracefully”);
  8. Chelanchala-adi-grahana (“grasping the end of a saree or a robe”);
  9. Patasya-iva-avaguntana (“covering the head with a veil”);
  10. Dhupa-dipa-archanam (“offering incense”).

PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')

Single-hand (asamyukta hasta) gestures or Mudras of Indian Dance



 


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