Mayura Hand Gesture (Mudra)

February 22nd, 2008 by Anjali

The ring finger and the tip of the thumb touch each other while the other fingers are held straight without any gap.


Following is the Viniyoga Shloka for  Mayura:

Mayurasye latayam cha Shakune Vamane Tatha
Alakasyap-nayane Lalatatilakeshu cha

Nadhyudhakasya Nikshepe shastravade prasidhake
Ayammartheshu yujyante mayurakarabhavanah:

Mayura can be used to denote the following

  • Mayura means Peacock. It depicts a peacock’s neck
  • A Creeper
  • A Bird
  • Vomiting
  • Separating the hair locks
  • Applying Tilak on the forehead
  • Dispersing water of the river
  • Something Famous
  • Discussing the Shastras

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kanushree Jain Apr 18, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Just out of curiosity, what do you mean by a creeper?

  • 2 Anjali Apr 19, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Here creeper means the plants that spread along the ground in a crawl. It could also denote climbers that attach to something that grows upwards, like a tree or a fence.

  • 3 Ruhi Aug 16, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Dance is my passion.
    I love it.

  • 4 Stijn Oct 30, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Thank you for this explanation. I came here seeking an explanation for this hand gesture, after seeing this 17th-Century icon of Christ on Wikipedia.

  • 5 Robert Aug 16, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    But why do people do that sign and for what reason?