'Utpatti' - Hastak or Hand gesture

Utpatti Hastak or Hand gesture Explanation and Importance in Kathak for Beginners

The word Utpatti itself means 'the origin'. The Guru kicks off our journey in Kathak by talking about this very basic hand gesture. She considers it the 'home' position as all other gestures of a Kathak dancer stem from this one. It is a fundamental stance and the Guru enlightens us over the various nuances involved in doing the same.