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PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')


3. ARDHAPATAKA ("Half-Flag")

3. ARDHAPATAKA ("Half-Flag")

The little finger of the Tripataka hand is also bent.

From Pataaka, bend in the ring and little finger into horizontal position at the lower joint.

PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')


PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')

Viniyogas (Meanings)

Pallava (Tender leaf – New growth)
Phalaka (Wooden plank or panel for drawing)
Theera  (River bank)
Ubayoo-Rithi-vaachaka (Two people together, denoting 'two')
Krakacha (Saw)
Churi-Kayancha (Pocket Knife/Small knife)
Dwaja (Temple Flag)
Gopura (Temple Tower)
Sringayoh (Horns)
Krishna’s holly shrine,
Top of a Temple.

When a dancer completes learning all of Ardha-Pataaka gesture usages he/she recites:
 "Yujyatay Ardha-Pataakayan Tathakarma-Prayoogakay".

PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')

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



 


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