Bhandu Hastas

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The relation ship between family members can also be expressed in the mudras of bharatanatyam. A few of them is described here:
Husband and Wife
Hold the Shikhara hasta on your left hand at the natyarambha level and the Mrigashirsha hasta on your right hand held at natyarambha level.
This hasta is used to show the husband and wife in bharatanatyam
Mother
Hold the Ardhachandra hasta on your left hand at the natyarambha level and the Mukula hasta to Alapadma Hasta on your right hand held at stomach level.
This hasta is used to show Mother.
Father
Hold the Mukula hasta to Alapadma Hasta on your left hand at the stomach level and the Shikara Hasta on your right hand held at natyarambha level.
This hasta is used to show Father.
Son
Hold the Shikara Hasta on your left hand at the natyarambha level and the Mukula hasta to Alapadma Hasta on your right hand held at stomach level.
This hasta is used to show Son.
Daughter
Hold the Mukula hasta to Alapadma Hasta hasta on your left hand at the stomach level and the Ardhachandra on your right hand held at natyarambha level.
This hasta is used to show Daughter.
Mother in-law
Hold the Ardhachandra hasta on your left hand at the natyarambha level and the Hamsasya hasta on your right hand held facing centre of the throat or Mukula hasta to Alapadma Hasta at the stomach level.
This hasta is used to show Mother in-law.
Father in-law
Hold the Hamsasya hasta on your left hand held facing centre of the throat and the Shikara Hasta on your right hand held at natyarambha level.
This hasta is used to show Father in-law.

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