There are 13 double hand gestures (samyut'a hast'amulu -  combined hand gestures). 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. anjali
  2. kapOt’asca
  3. karkata
  4. SSvaSt’ika st’a
  5. katakA varD’a mAnasca
  6. ut’SangO
  7. nixaD’a st’aT’a
  8. dOlah
  9. puxpa putascYva
  10. makara
  11. gajad’antO
  12. avahit’T’asca
  13. varD’a mAna

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