One of the most striking features of Indian classical dance is the use of Mudra (hand gestures).
Mudra is a symbolic hand gesture used in Indian Classical dance to express the emotions of the dance themes. They are a prominent part of the dancer's vocabulary.
TYPES OF MUDRA:
Asamyukta Hasta Mudra
Samyukta Hasta Mudra
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These are the mudras shown on a single hand or on separate hands.
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Samyukta Hasta mudras are the hand gestures shown with both the hands joined together.