2.3. Hastha Dolaha

Alongside the Goda Saramba steps, the dancers learn 12 basic hand positions called the Hastha Dolaha.

Hand Gestures - Knadyan dance

Hand Gestures - Kandyan

These Hastha positions are derived from four main categories known as Mudra Hathara. They are veneration of the Buddha and Gods, animals, inanimate objects - such as Cats eye gem stone - and birds. 

Mangalam and Graduation