(Gestures of double hands or combined hands)
TATHA MAKARA EVA CHA
ETE TU SAMYUTA HASTA MAYA
There are 13 types of Samyuta Hastas. They are :
|1. Anjali||8. Dola|
|PUNASCHA SAMYUTAN HASTAN
GADATO ME NIBODHATA
PATAKABHYAM TU HASTABHYAM
If two Pataka hands are joined together, it is called Anjali.
It is held above the head for Gods, in front of the fore head for Guru and in front of the chest for Brahmin and scholars.
|ANGULYO YASYA HASTASYA
SA KARKATA ITI GNEAHA KARAH
KARMA CHA VAKSYATE
When the fingers of the hands are interlocked, it is called Karkata.
Beeâ€™s wax, massaging of the limbs, yawning soon after getting up from sleep, supporting the chin, pulling down a branch etc.
When the two Arala hands are crossed at their wrist pointing upwards and kept at their left side, it is called Swastika.
Clouds, the sky, forests, seas, seasons, the earth etc.
When two Katakamukha hands are crossed at their wrist, it is called Kataka Vardhamanaka.
To show Sringara, bowing down to person etc.
|ARALAU TU VIPARYASTAU
UTSANGA ITI VIGNEYAHA
SPARSHASYA GRAHANE KARAHA
When both the Arala hands are crossed and lifted up, it is called Utsanga.
Feeling of touch, anger, jealous etc.
|SA CHAPI DAKSHINO HASTAHA
SAMYAND MUSHTIKRITO BHAVET
ITYESHA NISHADHO HASTAHA
KARMA CHASYA NIBODHATA
When the left hand in Mukula, covered with the right hand in Mushti, it is called Nishadha.
Patience, intoxication, arrogance etc.
|YASTU SARPASIRAH PROKTAHA
SA TU PUSHPAPUTAH SMRUTAHA
When two Sarpasirsa hands with the fingers close to one another meet on one side intimately, it is called Pushpaputa.
To indicate the receiving or carrying of rice, fruits, flowers and the taking or removing of water.
|PATAKAU TU YADA HASTAU
UPARYUPARI VINYASTAU TADA
SA MAKARAH KARAHA
Two Pataka hands are turned down and placed on each other with the thumbs kept raised. It is called Makara.
Fish, crocodile etc.
GAJADANTAH SA VIGNEYAHA
KARMA CHASA NIBODHATA
When the two Sarpasirsa hands are placed just above the elbow, it is called Gajadanto.
The carrying of the bride and the groom, excessive weight, clasping a pillar etc.
|SUKATUNDAU KARAU KRUTVA
SOVAHITTHA ITI SMRUTAHA
When two Sukatunda hands meet each other on the chest and are bent and slowly lowered, it is called Avahittha.
Weakness, sigh, revelation of oneâ€™s own body etc.