Dhi Dhi Tei

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Also popularly known as Tīrmāna adavu. Tīrmāna means to conclude.  

Variations: 4

Method of execution

As the name suggests, these adavus used in combination and permutation, usually form the concluding segment or finale of a set of adavus, called Korvai. They usually are repeated thrice as an ornamental ending.

Mnemonic syllables

The mnemonic syllables for each of the variations is different:

  1. Tā , Ha Ta Jham , Ta Ri Tā (Rūpaka tālam)
  2. Tei , Tei , Dhi Dhi Tei , (Ᾱdi tālam)
  3. Ta Dhin Gi na Tōm (Rūpaka tālam)
  4. Kita Taka Dhari Kita Tōm (Rūpaka tālam)

Body positions

Hand positions

  • Hands held at chest level
  • Hands at Nātyārambha
  • Hands stretched diagonally upward to the front corner
  • Hands stretched backwards
  • Hands stretched diagonally upward to the back
  • Hands stretched diagonally downward to the front corner


Points to remember

  • Adavu is executed in Aramandi.
  • While the upper body is turned to the back following the hand that is extended to the back, the lower body retains the Aramandi position, and does not turn backward.