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6. Ardhacchandra (Half-Moon)

6. Ardhacchandra (Half-Moon)

The thumb of the Pataka hand is stretched out.
From Pataaka, extand your thumb out away from your palm.

This hand originates from the desire of Siva for ornaments, of which the moon is one. 

Its sage is Atri,

its race is Vaisya,

its colour is smoky,

its patron deity is Mahadeva.

its sage is Shiva,
its estate is Brahmana,
its patron deity is Para-brahma.

PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')


PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')

Viniyogas (Meanings)

Chandra – Moon
Krishna-Ashtami-Bhaji – 8th day of the waning moon
Gala-Hastartha Kepicha  - seizing somebody by the throat
Bhala-Yudha – A spear
Devathanam-Abishechana-Karmani – Offering to God
Bukpathra – Plate
Chudbava – Origin or Birth
Katyaam – Waist
Chintayam – Thinking / Worrying
Athma-Vachakam – Contemplation
Dhyana – Meditation
Prathana – Prayers
Anganam-Sparsha – Touching the limbs
Prakruthanam-Namaskaram – Greeting common people

Other usages

bangle,
wrist,
mirror,
astonishment,
effort,
intemperance,
entirety,
beating time,
tying up the hair,
supporting the cheek in grief,
elephant ear,
expelling evil,
wiping sweat form the brow,
adolescence,
ability,
consecration,
eye brow,
cloth,
bow,
preeminence,
tightening the griddle,
making a vessel,
the body,
movement of the feet,
carrying a child,
the back,
white color,
Vaisya caste.


When completing the recitation of Ardha Chandra usages one recites:
Ardha Chandra Ni Jujyathay

PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')

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



 


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