Pranamya Shirasa Devou
Meaning : Bharata Muni says ” I bow my head to Pitamaha (Brahma – the creator of the Natyasastra) and Maheswara(Lord Siva – the creator of dance) and reveal the science of dance (Natyasastra) as it was depicted to me by Lord Brahma.
Sheshethwa niyamo bhaved
Meaning : We offer prayers with Anjali hasta placed above the head for the Gods, at the forehead for the Guru’s, in front of the chest for all the elders and for all others there is no special rules.
Vishnu shakthi samuthpannae
Anaeka ratna sampannae
Bhoomi devi namosthuthae
Meaning : I pay my salutation to the mother earth who is conceived from the power and strength of Lord Vishnu, and who is endowed with a magnificent horizon of picturesque colors and many precious stones.
Natyam Karishyae Bhoodevii
Meaning : The Goddess who wears the sea as her costume, having mountains as the breast we ask your forgiveness for stamping on you while we start with the dancing.
Kati Karna samaayathra
Saoushtavam nama Thath Bhaved
Meaning : When you align your ears with the waist, head raised with chin slightly up and the chest raised slightly, this posture is called the Saushtavam.
Prayena Karanae Karyoo
Dakshinasthu Bhaved Karaha
Meaning : While doing a “Karana” place your left hand in front of the chest, the feet turned to the sides and start with the right hand.
Sarva Shaasthra Sampannam
Sarva Shilpa Pravarthakam
Natyaakyam Panchamam Vedam
Meaning : Lord Brahma said : ” I hereby describe Natya which is enriched by all sciences and sculptures which can be considered as the panchama veda.