Hand Gesture for Agni

November 13th, 2008 1 Comment

Agni: Agni is the Hindu god of Fire. He is the one of the presiding gods in the Vedas. It said that Agni along with indra (the lord of heaven) and surya ( the lord of skies) was considered the first trinity in Hinduism. In the later vedic period he became one of the Ashtadikpalas […]

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Hand gesture for Goddess Saraswati

October 14th, 2008 2 Comments

Saraswati: Goddess Saraswati is considered the goddess of knowledge and speech. She is usually seen in white garments and fair in complexion. She is seated on a lotus. She has for arms holding the Veena (A string instrument), the rosary, and the vedas. The Veena represents her perfection on all arts. The Veena points the […]

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Hand Gesture for lord Vishnu

October 13th, 2008 1 Comment

Vishnu: He is one of the trimurty’s or the trinity (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiv). He regarded as the preserver of the universe. In Sanskrit the word Vishnu means that which pervades every thing. He is described as dark in complexion. His four hand hold the Shankha, Chakra, Gada and Padma. Sankha(conch shell) that is believed to […]

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Bhairunda hand gesture (Mudra)

September 28th, 2008 5 Comments

When hands in Kapitta hasta is held crossed at the wrists we get the Bhairunda hasta. Some times this hasta is done without crossing the wrists also. Hands in kapitta just join at the wrists. Lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka (uses) bhairunde pakshidampatyor bhaiundo uchyate karah. In Sanskrit the word Bherunda or […]

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Hand gestures of the Ten incarnations of lord Vishnu- Dashavatara hastas

September 23rd, 2008 35 Comments

The Avataras of lord Vishnu are Matsya (the Fish), Kurma-the Turtle, Varaha- the Boar, Narasimha, Vamana, Parashurama, Sri Ramachandra, Balarama, Sri krishna, and Kalki. Lets take a look at the slokas (sanskrit verses) and know how each of these gods are represented by a mudra. 1. Matsya Avatara Vishnu took the form of a big […]

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