Nadai

Meaning : Refers to the rhythmic basic bharatatanatyam walk.

Pancha Nadai’s – 5 basic Nadai’s based on the number of beats

1. Chaturasra (4 beats )  –  Tha Ka Dhi Mi I Tha Ka Ja Nu II

2. Tisra ( 3 beats )          –  Tha Ki Ta I Tha Ki Ta II

 ​3. Misra ( 7 beats )          –  Tha Ki Ta I Tha Ka Dhi Mi II

4. Khanda ( 5 beats )       –  Tha Ka I Tha Ki Ta II

​ 5. Sankeerna ( 9 beats) –  Tha Ka Dhi Mi I Tha Ka I Tha Ki Ta II

​Nadai is performed either forwards or backwards in two speeds.