Hamsasye Hand Gesture (Mudra)
In Hamsasye the Thumb and the Index finger touch each other at the tips, while the other fingers are straight, separated and stretched. Hamsasye means a Swan’s Beak.
Lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka (uses) of this Mudra.
Shloka is as follows
mangalye sutrabandhe cha upadesha vinishchaye
romanche mouktikadau cha deepavartiprasarane
nishkashe mallikadau cha chitre tallekhane tatha
deshecha jalabhanbhe hamsasyo ujyate karaha
It states Hamsasye Mudras can be used to denote:
- An auspicious occasion or festival
- Tying thread
- Ascertaining the imparted instructions
- Horripilation (Romancha)
- Light a lamp
- A touchstone (stone meant to test gold)
- Flowers like Jasmine
- To draw picture
- Impeding the current of water.