Tattu Adavu

Meaning : To Stamp
Mandala: Araimandi, Stanakha
Hasta’s: Natyarmbha, hands on waist

 

Tattu Adavu 1

tai  |ya | tai | yi |
One stamp on each foot.

Tattu Adavu 2

tai ya | tai yi | tai ya | tai yi |
tai ya | tai yi | tai ya | tai yi |

Two stamps on each foot.

Tattu Adavu 3

Adi tala

tai | tai | tam |- |
dhi | tai | tam |- |
Three stamps on each foot and a pause

Rupaka tala

tai | tai | tam |di | tai | tam |

Three stamps on each foot with no pause

Tattu Adavu 4

tai | ya | tai | yi |
tai | ya | tai | yi |

Four stamps on each foot

Tattu Adavu 5

tai | tai | tai tai | tam – |
dhi | tai | tai tai | tam – |

Two stamps (first speed) followed by three stamps and a pause (second speed). Repeat other leg.

Tattu Adavu 6

Adi tala

tai | tai | tam | – |
dhi | tai | tam | – |

Three stamps on the right foot followed by a pause, then another three stamps on the right foot. Repeat starting from the left foot.

Rupaka tala

tai |tai |tam | di | tai | tam |tai | tai | tam | di | tai | tam |

Six stamps on each foot continuously (with no pause ).

Tattu Adavu 7

tai | tai | tam | tai|
tai | tai | tam | –  |

Three stamps on the right foot then one on the left foot followed by
three on the right followed by a pause. Repeat starting from the left foot.

Tattu Adavu 8

tai | tai | tai | tai |
dhi dhi | tai – | tam |-  |

Stamp on alternate foot
tai tai tai tai : Stamp on alternate feet in the first speed.
dhi dhi tai : Stamp alternate feet in the second speed : small pause
tam : Stamp left foot in the first speed

– : Pause
Repeat starting from left foot