Varaha Hand Gesture (Mudra)

July 4th, 2008 by Anjali

When both hands in Mrigashirsha hasta and the right palm is placed over the left palm, we get the Varaha hasta.

varaha

Lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka of this gesture.

Etasya Viniyogaha Syadvarahartha pradarshane

It means that this hasta is used to denote a Boar or a wild pig. The Varaha avatara of lord Vishnu is depicted by this gesture.

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  • 1 Gayathri Apr 5, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks a lot Anjaliji. I really found this website very very useful for me. It made me revive all my basics back again..Being a classical dancer and have done arangetram,I had not danced for almost 7 years. your website is really a boon to those who really want to learn or revive themselves back into this sacred form of art.Thanks

  • 2 Gowri Jun 3, 2013 at 10:45 am

    In the description, it says – the left palm is placed over the right palm, but in the picture the right palm is placed over the left palm. Could you please clarify. Thanks

  • 3 Anjali Jun 3, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    @Gowri, wow nice observation. Yes I will have that corrected. I am right handed and it comes naturally to me. Left handed people might do it the other. But yes all our teachers insisted on using the right more than left.