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name

the crab

mudra

k a r k ata

Depicts the arrival of people, blowing a conshell and twisting of tree branches


name

the swing

mudra

dola

Used in dance to express eloquence, infatuation, fainting and excitement.

name

the offering

mudra

p u s h pa p u ta

Acceptance of water and food; presenting an offering of ritual lamps.


name

the tortoise

name

the crab

mudra

kurma

mudra

k a r k ata

Depicts the second avatar of Vishnu which is characterized as a Tortoise.

The arrival of people; blowing on a conshell and depicts the twisting of a tree branch.


name mudra

lakshmi kapit ta

Lakshmi is known to be the goddess of fortune and wealth. Also used in depicting flowers.

name

quarrel

mudra

pa s h a

Internal fights and quarrels; it also depicts a string or a noose.


name mudra

saraswati kapittha

Saraswati is known to be the goddess of learning. This mudra is also shown when holding a flower.

Bhakti Dance: Mudra Book  

Your guide to understanding the language of hands. Beginners guide book to hand mudras of Bharatanatyam dance.

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