In my last blog I wrote about the 108 Karanas. Today in the same line of thought we talk about Angahaara. It is a movement consisting of a combination of 4, 6, 7, 8, or 9 karanas. One karana is made of 1 matrika, whereas, one angahaara is made of 2, 3 or 4 maatrikas. In the classical text Natyashastra, Bharat explains clearly that the combination of hand and feet movements make a karana, a few karanas together make angahaara and a few angahaaras aesthetically grouped result in nritya.
There are a total of 32 angahaaras. These are: