Deva Hastas

“Deva Hastas” derived from sanskrit, Deva-God Hastas-Gestures, Hence deva hastas means gestures which represent Gods and Goddesses.

Shlokam:

“Athaatra BramhaRudraadiDevatabhinayaKramaat
Moortibheden ye Hastaasteshaan LakshanaMuchyate”

Name of the Deity Devahasta ShlokamRight handLeft hand
Brahma“BrahmaSchaturo vamae
Hamsasya dakshinae karaha”||
Hamsasya HastaChatura Hasta
Shiva“ShambooVamae mrigashirshaStripatakasthu dakshinae”||Tripataka HastaMrigasheersha Hasta
Vishnu“Hastabhyam tripatakasthu
Vishnuhastaha Skirtitaha”||
Tripataka HastaTripataka Hasta
Saraswati“Suchikritae dakshine cha
Vamae chasamkritau|
Kapithyakaeshpae bhataayaha
Kar syaditi sammathaha”||
Suchi HastaKapitha Hasta, in line with the shoulder
Parvati“Udhvardha prasutavardhaChandrakhyo vamadakshinou|
Abhayo varadachaivo
Parvaryaha kar eritaha”||
Ardhachandra Hasta, held upwards (abhaya -dispelling fear)Ardhachandra Hasta, held downwards (varada-boon giving)
Lakshmi“Amsopakanthae hastabhyam
Kapithyasthu sriyaha karaha”||
Kapitha Hasta, in line with shoulderKapitha Hasta, in line with shoulder
Vinayaka/Ganesha“Urogathabhyam hastabhyam
Kapithyo vignarata karaha”||
Kapitha Hasta, on thighKapitha Hasta, on thigh
Manmatha“Vamae karae tu shikharo Dakshinae katakamukhaha|
Manmatsya karaha Prottako Natyashashtrarthae kovidhae”||
Kapithyakatakamukha (Katakamukha) HastaShikhara Hasta
Shanmukha/Kartikeya“Vamae karae trishoolaschya
Shikharo dakshinae karae|
Urdhvam gathae shanmukhasya
Hastaha syaditi kiritaha”||
Shikhara HastaTrishula Hasta
Indra“Tripatakaha swastikascha
Shakrhastaha prakirtitaha”||
Tripataka Hasta-Swastika
(crossed over head)
Tripataka Hasta-Swastika (crossed over head)
Agni“Tripatako dakshnine tu
Vamae kangoolahastakaha|
Agni Hastaha sa vigneyo
NatyashastraVisharadaeha”||
Tripataka HastaKangula Hasta
Yama“Vamae pasham dakshine tu suchi
Yama Karaha Smrutaha”||
Suchi HastaPãsha Hasta
Nirrti“Khatava cha shakhataschaiva
Keertitou nirrti karaha”||
Shakata HastaKhatva Hasta
Varuna“Pataki dakshinae Vamae shikharo
Varunaha karaha”||
Shikhara HastaPatãka Hasta
Vayu“Aralo Dakshinae hastae chardhapatakika|
Dhruta Chaidhvayudevasya kar Ityabheedheyate”
Arala HastaArdhapataka Hasta
Kubera“Vamae Padmaha Dakshinae tu gada yakshapathae karaha”||Mushthi HastaAlapadma Hasta

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