Sunday, October 21, 2018
Dance

 Abhinaya | Sattwik Abhinaya | Aharya Abhinaya | Angik Abhinaya Asamyukta | Samyukta

Asamyukta

Though the 'Natya shastra' and the 'Abhinaya Darpanam'  limit themselves to twenty six and twenty eight  gestures respectively, several more have crept in. Here the single -hand gestures are divided into different groups .

Group I

This group consists of eight mudras whose basic sign is the Pataka hasta. The other mudras are variations of this gesture. The eight mudras are

1.Pataka Hasta

(Flag )

2.Tripataka hasta

(Flag in three parts )

3.Ardha -Pataka hasta

(Half-flag)

4.Mayura Hasta

(Peacock) 

5.Kartari -Mukha  Hasta

(Arrow -Shaft)

6.Ardha -Chandra  Hasta

(Half -moon)

7.Suka -Tunda  Hasta

(Parrot's Beak)

8.Arala Hasta

(Bent or crooked hand )

Pataka Hasta can be represent the wind, the abode of the gods, a year, a river and various other actions and objects.

Group II

The basic sign of this group  is the Musti. The Mudras under this group are

 

            

1.Musti  hasta

(fist)

2.Sikhara Hasta

(spire )

3.Kataka  Hasta

(crab)

4.Kapittha  Hasta

(wood -apple)

5.Chandra Kala Hasta

(Digit of the moon )

6.Suchi Hasta

(Needle )

7.Tamara Kuda hasta

(Cock's Comb)

8.Kataka -Mukha hasta

(Crab-face)

The musti hasta may imply a wrathful mood, gripping of the hair, holding  reins  or carrying a shield.

Group III

The Padmakosa  hasta is the basic sign of this group. The remaining gestures in the group are variations.

    

1.Padmakosa Hasta

(lotus bud)

2Mukula Hasta

(Flower Bud)

3. Ardha-Suchi Hasta

(Half needle)

4.Bhramaram Hasta

(Bee)

5. Chatura Hasta

(Four Fingered)

6. Sarpa- Sirsa

(Snake's hood)

7. Mrga- Sirsa Hasta

(deer)

 8. Simha- Mukha  Hasta

(Lion's Face)

9.Bana Hasta

(Arrow)

10. Hamsasya  Hasta

(Swan's bill )

11. Hamsa paksha Hasta

(parrot's beak)

12. Langula or kangula  Hasta

(tail)

13.UrnaNabha Hasta 

(spider)

14.SamdamsamHasta

(tongs)

15.TrisulaHasta 

(trident) 

 

The basic sign of the Padmakosa Hasta can be indicate the opening of a lotus, picking  up food, strewing  flowers