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PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')


Mayura Peacock (Peacock)

5. Mayura Peacock (Peacock)

the third finger of the Kartari-mukha hand is joined to the thumb, the other fingers extended.  From Pataaka, bring together the tips of the ring finger and the thumb. Keep the rest of the fingers extended upward closed together.

The third finger of the Kartarl-mukha hand is joined to the thumb, the other fingers extended.  From Pataaka, bring together the tips of the ring finger and the thumb. Keep the rest of the fingers extended upward closed together.

PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')


PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')

Viniyogas (Meanings)

  1.     Mayurasyam  (Peacock)
  2.     Latayancha (A creeper vine climbing)
  3.     Shakuna (Bird of Omen)
  4.     Vamana (Vomiting)
  5.     Alakashyapa (Moving the hair/Decorating the forehead)
  6.     Nayana – (eye, putting Kajal)
  7.     Lalaata-Tilakam-Shucha (Putting Tilak mark on forehead)
  8.     Nadyu-Ddakasya-Niksheypam (Sprinkling water over the head as in holy bathing)
  9.     Shastra-Vaada  (Discussing the sastra)
  10.     Prasi-Dhaka (Very famous)

When a dancer completes learning all of Ardha-Pataaka gesture usages he/she recites:
Ebbom Marteshu Jujyate Mayura Kara Bhavanaha

PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')

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



 


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