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PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')


PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')

19. KANGULA or LANGULA
(“tail” or  “plough” or "hand")

Kangula (tail): the third finger of the Padmakosa hand is bent. Tuck the ring finger in to the center of the palm and extend the remaining fingers. In a variation of this mudra, the tips of all the remaining fingers touch.

According to another book: the thumb, middle and forefinger held like the eye of a coconut, the third finger bent, and the little finger erect. It is derived from Siva when he made a pellet of the poison that sprang from the sea of milk.

Its rishi (sage) is Kraunca or Kumaraswamy,

its jati (folk) is Siddha,

its colour golden,

its devata (patron deity) Lakshmi or Padma.

PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')


PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')

Viniyogas (Meanings)

  1. Lakuchasyapala (“lakucha fruit”);

  2. Bala-kucha (“young girl’s breast”);

  3. Kalharaka (“white water-lily”);

  4. Chakora (“partridge”);

  5. Kramuka (“ betel-nut tree”);

  6. Bala-kimkinyam (“children bells”);

  7. Ghutika-adika (“pill”);

  8. Chataka (“chataka bird”);

  9. Nalikera (“coconut”); Gantika (“bell”).

Additional usages denote:

  1. grapes,

  2. rudraksha seed,

  3. holding the chin,

  4. nipples,

  5. star,

  6. balls of snow,

  7. jasmine flowers, and

  8. any small object.

PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')

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



 


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