The adavus that follow will use a lot of hand gestures . So it is essential at this point to get acquainted with a term called “hastas”.
Here are the 28 Asamyutha Hastas according to Natya sashtra. the following chart gives a picture and name of a particular Asamyutha Hasta. Please have a look at them.
Each of these hastas have a meaning and each of them can be used to denote a lot of emotions, nouns, verbs , adverbs and adjectives. We will deal with all of that at a later time. For now, have this chart handy and try to learn up Pathakam, Tirupathakam, katakamukham, alapadmam, shikaram for now.
Work on these and we will start with the second set of adavus- Naat adavu in the next session.