Chakra Hand Gesture (Mudra)

May 16th, 2008 by Anjali

When the Palms in Ardhachandra mudra touch each other vertically and horizontally we get the Chakra Mudra. The right palm is vertically held and the left palm is horizontally placed over the it.

chakra

Lets tale a look at the viniyoga shloka (uses)

chakrarthe viniyujyaate

It says that this Mudra denotes a Wheel. In Sanskrit Chakra means a circle or a wheel.
Very often in Dance this hasta is used to represent Lord Vishnu’s Sudarshan chakra. He is dipicted holding it with his right forefinger. This chakra is a Divine weapon with sharp edges and is supposed to spin like a Disc.

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  • 1 Andrew Jun 6, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    I think mudras are very interesting. The Ancient Greeks had depcitions of what is called a dexiosis or sacred hand clasp on urns. Where did mudras come from?

  • 2 Gualter Nov 2, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Hello, would you please tell me what are the benefits of this Mudra? Phisical and sutil(energetics) benefits?
    Thank you very much.
    Light and peace.
    Gualter