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

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

The forefinger of the Kataka-mukha hand is upraised. Stretch your index finger up keeping the rest of the fingers collected under the tip of the thumb.

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

Its sage is the Sun,

its estate is Deva,

its colour is white,

its patron deity is Vishvakarma
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PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')


PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')

Viniyogas (Meanings)

  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.

PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')

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



 


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