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PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')


PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')

15. Padma-kosha Mudra (Hasta) (“lotus bud”)

Padma-kosha (lotus bud): the fingers separated and a little bent, the palm a little hollowed.

The hand is like a perfect white lotus. Place your palm face up and slightly bend all five fingers as you draw them toward each other, keeping them separated and the palm hollow.

Narayana used this hand when he was worshipping Shiva with lotus flowers to obtain the discus (“sudarshana-chakra”).

 Its sage is Padmadhara,

its race is Yaksha-Kinnara,

its color is white,

its presiding deity is Bhargava.

PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')


PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')

Viniyogas (Meanings)


  1.     Phale Bilwa-kapittha (“various fruit”);
  2.     Strinam-cha-kutcha-kumbhayoh (“round breast of a women”);
  3.     Avartake (“circular movement”);
  4.     Kanduke (“ball”); Sthalyam “bowl”);
  5.     Bhojane (“food”);
  6.     Pushpa-koraka (“flower garland”);
  7.     Shakaraphala (“mango”);
  8.     Pushpavarsha (“showering flowers”);
  9.     Manjarika-adishu (“cluster of flowers”);
  10.     Japakusuma (“Hibiscus flower”);
  11.     Gantarupa Vidhanaka (“bell shape” or “preparing big bowl of food for elephants”);
  12.     Valmika (“ant-hill”);
  13.     Kamala (“lotus”);
  14.     Anda (“egg”).

Additional usages denote:

  1.     elephant trunk,
  2.     brilliance,
  3.     vessel of gold or silver,
  4.     coil of hair,
  5.     moderation,
  6.     charm,
  7.     bending a bough,
  8.     coconut.

PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')

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



 


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