Tāngidu Tat Tat Dhinna

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Variations: 3

Method of execution

These adavus are called Mandi adavus as they are executed in the muzhumandi position. Corresponds with the Motita mandala, where the dancer is seated on raised heels, which touch each other, the thighs and shanks are in contact and the knees are turned outward towards their respective sides.

Mnemonic syllables

Tāngiḍu Ta Tat Dhinna

Body positions

Hand Positions

  • Hands held at chest level
  • Hands at Nātyārambha, with hand holding respective mudra facing down
  • Hands stretched at shoulder level, with hand holding respective mudra facing up
  • Hand stretched downward with hand holding respective mudra facing up
  • One hand held stretched above the head with elbows in a slight curve, and hand holding respective mudra, facing up, while the other hand is brought in a curve from chest level and stretched in front of the body with the respective mudra and hand facing up
  • One hand making a circular movement , even as the body turns
  • One hand held at chest level, while the other hand is held at an angle to the body in front, with the palm at eye level, and mudra facing towards you


Points to remember

  • The adavu starts in Muzhumandi position.
  • A slight jump on the toes is taken in Muzhumandi position itself.
  • In Muzhumandi, while the jump is taken, knees continue in the same position facing sideways, and do not shift or change position.
  • The toes of one foot are slid behind the other foot, in an angle to move into ParsvaSūchi position. Knees continue to remain in sideways position.
  • Whenever , there is a slide towards the floor, the body must slide into position and not drop down
  • The Garudamandala is always stretched