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Navagraha Hastas

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Navagraha Hastas

Nava means “Nine” and Graha means “Planet” and hence the navagraha hastas represent the nine planets in the mudras of bharatanatyam. According to the Hindu puranas the nine planets are Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Pluto and Neptune.
Soorya (Sun)
Hold the Alapadma hasta on your left hand held raised abve the head and the Kapitha hasta on your right hand held at centre of chest level.
This hasta is used to show Sun.
Chandra (Moon)
Hold the Alapadma hasta on your left hand held at chest level and Pataka hasta on your right hand held at chest level.
This hasta is used to show Moon
Khuja (Mars)
Hold the Suchi hasta on your left hand held at chest level and the Mushti hasta on your right hand held at chest level.
This hasta is used to show Mars.
Bhuda (Mercury)
Hold the Mushti hasta on your left hand held at chest level and the Pataka hasta on your right hand held chest level.
This hasta is used to show Mercury.
Guru (Jupiter)
Hold the Shikhara hasta on both your hands.
This hasta is used to show Jupiter.
Shukra (Venus)
Hold the Mushti hasta on both your hands at chest level.
This hasta is used to show Venus.
Shani (Saturn)
Hold the Shikhara Hasta on your left hand held at natyaramha level and Trishula hasta on your right hand held at natyarambha level.
This hasta is used to show Saturn.
Rahu (Pluto)
Hold the sarpashirshahasta on your left hand and the suchi hasta on your right hand both held at chest level.
This hasta is used to show Pluto.
Ketu (Neptune)
Hold the Suchi hasta on your left handand the Pataka Hasta on your right hand both held at chest level.
This hasta is used to show Neptune.