Kapittha | Dance Hasta Mudra
Kapittha Hand Mudra | Bronze is inspired by the Kapittha 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.
Kapittha Mudra (elephant apple) - Kapittha Mudra is the eleventh hand gesture of the 28 single-hand mudras (Asamyutta Hastas) as described in the Abhinaya Darpana. The mudra is also noted in the Natya Sastra, and in Abhinaya Chandrika (as Ankusha). According to mythology this mudra originates from the time the churning of the ocean was done and Vishnu used this hand gesture to pull upon Mt. Mandara. It is used to denote the following:- Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati, Milking Cows, Holding Cymbals, Holding Flowers at the time of making Love, Grasping the end of the robes, Offering Insense or Light, Collyrium (applying Kajal)
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.