There are 30 nrut’t’a hast’amulu.  Please see the " Basis for Transliteration" tab for further help with transliteration used in the compilation of the  slokam. It is our honest thought that as we progress, the students of "Sree Nrithya Siddhi School of Kuchipudi Dance" or any interested art lovers / students should be able to appreciate the significance / demonstration  of the hand gestures mentioned below . As the students learn and get comfortable with the slokam below, we will go into the details of slokam's usage.  All updates will be posted on the web site. Honest feedback / suggestions are appreciated.


The nAtya saSt'ram by Dr.pONamgi srIrAma appArAvu. The nAtya saSt'ram of Barat'amuni Translated into English by A Board of Scholars.

  1. Cat’ura
  2. t’aT’O d’vr’ t’t’W
  3. t’ala muKW
  4. Sva St’i kW
  5. vi pra kI rNVW
  6. a rALa katakA muKW
  7. Avid’D’a va krW
  8. SUcyO syW
  9. rEci t’W
  10. varD’a rE ci t’W
  11. Ut’t’Ana vanci
  1. pa lla
  2. ni t’am bA
  3. kEsa banD’W
  4. lat’A
  5. kari
  6. pazavancit’a
  7. pa zah pra d’yO t’a
  8. garu da pazW
  9. d’an da pazW
  10. U rD’va mandali
  11. pA rsva mandali
  1. urO mandali
  2. urah pArsvA rD’a man da lE
  3. muxti Sva St’I kW
  4. naLinI pad’ma kO sa KW
  5. ala pa lla
  6. vO lb NW ca
  7. lalit’W
  8. valit’W

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