Kapitta Hand Gesture (Mudra)

January 5th, 2008 by Anjali

While doing Shikhara mudra, bending the pointer finger and pressing it over the thumb is the Kapitta mudra.


It is used to denote the following:-

    • Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati
    • Milking Cows
    • Holding Cymbals
    • Holding Flowers at the time of making Love.
    • Grasping the end of the robes
    • Offering Insense or Light
    • Collyrium (applying Kajal)

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      • 1 Anusha Jan 20, 2011 at 9:21 am

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      • 2 Ankita Aug 8, 2011 at 2:05 pm

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