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Devatha Hastas

According to Natyashastra , a dancer expresses through Angikam (body), Vachikam (words),  Sattvikam(emotions) and Ahaaryam(costume). The most striking feature of Bharatanatyam is the use of hand gestures – Hasthas, (in the Angikabhinaya). It is of great importance both in the enactment of Abhinaya (Expressing emotions) and in Nritta (pure dance gestures) Hastas used to depict the deities in Bharatanatyam are called Devatha Hastas. Below are the DevathaContinue reading “Devatha Hastas”