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PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')


PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')

28.  TRI-SHULA (trident)

In Sanskrit ‘Tri’ means three and ‘Shula’ means a spear. Thus Trishula is a kind of spear with Three sharp points rather than one. It is one of the popular symbols of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is called also as ‘Trishula Dhara’ ie one who holds the Trishula.
When the Thumb and the little finger are bent or meet each other, while the Index, Middle and the ring finger are held straight. This Gesture looks like the weapon Trishula.the thumb and httle finger are bent.

Also used in other indian classical dances Kuchipudi and Odissi.

Trishul - Mangalam Mantra - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxgXSudEl2E
Mangalam mantra. Lord Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma.


PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')


PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')

Viniyogas (Meanings)

Bilwa patrae tritwayuktae

Trishoola karaeritaha

  1. To show a leaf called Bilwa
  2. To show the number "3"

PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')

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



 


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