Alapadma | Dance Hasta Mudra
Alapadma Hand Mudra is inspired by the Alapadma Mudra hand gesture. This wall décor is a perfect gift for spiritual seekers, students and teachers of yoga and Indian Dance, scholars and lay people, and anyone interested in the rich cultural heritage of Indian mudras!
- Hand Mudra Décor is made of bronze.
- Each hand mudra is elegantly mounted on a solid wood base.
- Ready to hang.
- Can be used as a wall décor to add an ethnic taste to your home.
- Can be considered as a gift option for your loved ones.
- It's a unique piece of craft.
- Suitable for Home Décor, Dance School Décor, Office Décor and Gifting purposes.
- Care instructions: Wipe it with a soft, dry cloth.
Design Inspiration -Alapadma Mudra (Lotus) is the twentieth hand gesture of the twenty-eight single-hand mudras (asamyukta hastas) as described in the Abhinaya Darpana. It is noted in the Natya Sastra as Ala-pallava. According to mythology, the mudra originates from Shri Krishna, referring to the time when he was a young child stealing butter and milk. Alapadma refers to “blossomed lotus, happiness”. The mudra stimulates all five fingers and therefore activates all Five Elements in the body, improves circulation and benefits the heart, boosts vitality and energizes body and mind.
About Craft- The Swamimalai bronze icons are made by the artists known as the ‘Sthapathis' of a small village on the banks of River Cauvery - SWAMIMALAI - located seven kms from the Temple Town of Kumbakonam. Swamimalai is famous for South Indian Bronze moorthy making, and the artisans here have been following a tradition that is several centuries old. The Highlight of the moorthy manufacture in Swamimalai is the usage of the ancient method called the Madhuchishtavidhana or lost-wax method (cire perdue) a skill passed on for generations since the Chola period. A science that finds reference in the Rig Veda & Silpa Sasthira, this age-old method spells precision, technique and aesthetics while adhering to the firmly laid down standards and principles.