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January 20, 2014

Mohiniyattam Adavus- Samishram or Vakrams (5 & 6)


 After a break , I am back. I would like to continue with Samishrams. Hopefully by now , everyone's slightly sure about the previous Adavus. This will be helpful in learning rest of the Adavus.

SAMISHRAM-V

The 5th Samishram is a combination of various adavus that we have learnt. You can say it is a combination of the 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th Thaganams. 



Chollu: THATHTHI THAKANAKA THAKATHITHAKANAKA  THIKUTHATHARI THARIKITADHINA THLANKU DHINATHOM
Starting Posture: Aramandalam posture. Both hands in front of the chest - Tripathaka - palms facing down.

THATHTHI - Raise the right leg slightly and keep it down twice. Body and head should sway slightly to the right side and right palm should turn and should face up. Eyes should move to the right side.

THAKANAKA - Raise the left leg slightly and keep it down twice. Body and head should sway slightly to the left side and left palm should turn face up while the right hand turns to its previous position where the palm faces down. Eyes should move to the left side.

THAKATHI -Bend body slightly from right to left. Keep right leg behind left leg in Swasthikam. Change right hand from Hamsasya to Ardhachandra and left hand still in front of the chest in Hamsasya.

THAKANAKA - Bend body slightly to  right . Keep left leg behind right leg in Swasthikam. Change left hand from Hamsasya to Ardhachandra and right hand still in front of the chest in Hamsasya.

THIKUTHATHARI - Like the 6th Thaganam slightly faster.

THARIKITADHINA - Like the 5th Thaganam slightly faster.

THLANKU DHINATHOM - Do Thai Dhi Thi Thai  with the leg. The right hand circle sideways from Ardhachandra to Hamsasya  and comes back in front the chest. The left hand remains in front of the chest  in Hamsasya. The body and eyes should along with the hand. 

Repeat the entire Adavu on the left side.


SAMISHRAM-VI


Chollu: THATHTHI THAKANAKA THAKUMTHARI KITATHAKA
Starting Posture: Aramandalam posture. Both hands in front of the chest holding  Hamsasya 

THA - Place the right leg towards the right corner at a distance. Change the right hand to Ardhachandra with palm facing up. The right hand is stretched to the right corner parallel to the right leg. Body should along with the hand and leg to the right corner. Left hand is placed above the head in the left corner. 

THTHI - Stamp the left leg while remaining in the same position as THA

THAKA - Place the right hand in front of the chest changing from Ardhachandra to Hamsasya . Change left hand from Hamsasya to Ardhachandra with palm facing up. The right leg is placed behind the left leg in Swastikam.  The body is slanted towards the left side at the waist and should look at the left hand

NAKA - Stamp the left leg while standing in the position as in THAKA

THAKUMTHARI  - Stamp THI THI THAI once at the same place on the right side. The right hand is places near the waist and turns from Ardhachandra to Hamsasya. It should be noted that when the hand is holding Ardhachandra , one should look at the hand and while holding Hamsasya, one should look in front. 

KITATHAKA - Repeat THAKUMTHARI 

Repeat the entire Adavu on the left side.


In this blog post , I am explaining only 2 Samishram Adavus as I believe they are slightly on the tougher side . I would also like to dedicate my next post/s to my Guru Smt.Shyamala Surendran as in the next blog post/s I will be explaining the Adavus which has been choreographed by her.