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Mrigashirsha or Chandra-Mriga (Moon-deer)

17. Mriga-shirsha (“deer head”) or
Chandra-mriga ("Moon-deer")

Hold your hand raised, little finger and thumb stretched upward while the three middle fingers bent half way toward the palm. All fingers are extended. 

Its jati is Rishi,

its sage is Markandeya,

its colour is white,

its presiding deity is Maheshvara (Shiva).

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Viniyogas (Meanings)

  1.     Strinam-artha (“women reproductive organs”);

  2.     Kapoola (“cheek”);

  3.     Maryadayah (“traditional manners” or “limit”);

  4.     Bhityam (“fear”); Vivadam (“argument”);

  5.     Nepathya (“costume and make-up”);

  6.     Ahwane (“calling” or “residence”);

  7.     Tripundraka (drawing three lines on forehead”);

  8.     Mriga-mukha (“dear face”);

  9.     Rangavalayam (“decorating the ground with patterns”);

  10.     Pada-samvahanam (“feet massage”);

  11.     Sarwasammelane Karya (“gathering all”);

  12.     Mandire (“house”);

  13.     Chatra-dharana (“holding an umbrella”);

  14.     Sopane (“stairs”); Padvinyasa (“movement of the feet”);

  15.     Priya-ahvana (“inviting the beloved”);

  16.     Samchara (“roaming”).

Additional usages denote:

  1.    wall,

  2.     deliberation,

  3.     opportunity,

  4.     screen,

  5.     order,

  6.     body.

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



 


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