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PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')


9. Mushti ("Fist")

9. Mushti  ("Fist")

The four fingers are bent into the palm, and the thumb set on them or the thumb is placed on the middle finger.

It originates from Vishnu, who used this hand when he fought with Madhu.
Its sage is Indra,
its colour is indigo (blue),
its race is Shudra,
its patron deity is the Moon.


When a dancer completes learning, he/she recites:
 Mushti Hasta Ya Mishyate

PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')


PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')

Viniyogas (Meanings)

  1. Shtiram - Steadiness
  2. Kachagraha - Grasping one's hair
  3. Daartya - Courage
  4. Vasthvadeenaamcha Dharana - Holding things
  5. Maliaanam Yudhabava - Fighting mood of wrestlers

Some more applications:

  1. grasping,
  2. waist,
  3. fruit,
  4. agreement,
  5. saying "Very well",
  6. sacrificial offering,
  7. greeting common people,
  8. carrying away,
  9. string hold,
  10. holding a book,
  11. running,
  12. lightness,
  13. wrestling,
  14. holding a shield,
  15. holding the hair,
  16. fisticuffs,
  17. grasping a spear.

PATAKA HASTA ('Flag')

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



 


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