Avahitta Hand Gesture (Mudra)

April 2nd, 2009 1 Comment

When both hands held in Alapadma hasta are crossed at the wrists and placed near the chest we get the Avahitta hand gesture. Lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka: (uses) Srungara Natanechiva Leelaa Kandukadharane Kucharthe Yujyate Soyamavahitthakaraabhidhaha This gesture is used to show : 1) Love 2) Playing with balls (can be any […]

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Nagabandha Hand Gesture (Mudra)

December 17th, 2008 2 Comments

When both hands held in sarpashirsha hasta is crossed at the wrists, we get the Nagabandha hand gesture. lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka: (uses) Etasya viniyogastu nagabandhe he samataha This gesture is used to show how the snakes twine or their nature of coiling and encircling

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Hand Gesture for Varuna

December 2nd, 2008 1 Comment

Varuna: He is known as the god of oceans. He is seen riding on an ocean creature that has an head of an antelope, but a body of a fish or an alligator. His weapon is a noose. Varuna was a very important god in pre-Vedic Hindu mythology. Though only about a dozen hymns address […]

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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 Indra

November 3rd, 2008 1 Comment

Indra: Indra is said to be the king of Gods. He is more often known as the god of thunder storms, wielding a celestial weapon, The Vajra, a lighting bolt. Indra is described as reddish in complexion with two or four hands. He is the son of the Sky god and the mother earth, Prithvi. […]

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Hand gesture for lord Shiva

October 12th, 2008 7 Comments

Shiva: Shiva in sanskrit means “the auspicious”. He is responsible of the dynamism in the world. In other words he is responsible for the changes in the form of death and dissolution. In the positive sense he shreds the negative ideas and gives way to positive and the creative once. He is described in the […]

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Garuda Hand Gesture (Mudra)

July 7th, 2008 No Comments

When both the hands in Ardhachandra hasta are placed over one another and only the Thumbs are interlocked we get the Garuda hasta. Lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka Garudarthe Viniyujyate Its says that this hasta is used to denote a Hawk. It can also denote birds flying.

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Varaha Hand Gesture (Mudra)

July 4th, 2008 3 Comments

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

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Katakaa Hand Gesture (Mudra)

April 16th, 2008 1 Comment

While in the Simhamukha hand gesture, the Middle finger and the ring finger is bent to form an arch. Also the thumb is slightly bent. Thus a “C” shape is formed with the Middle finger, Ring finger and the thumb. The other fingers are Erect. This Hasta can be used to denote: A Bracelet Holding […]

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Ardhasuchi Hand Gesture (Mudra)

April 15th, 2008 5 Comments

If in the Kapitta gesture, the Index finger is kept straight and the thumb is slightly moved up, we get Ardhasuchi hand gesture. lets take a look at the Viniyoga shloka of Ardhasuchi Ankure pakshishavaade bruhatkite niyujyate It says that Ardhasuchi is used to denote Sprouts Chicks or small ones of the birds Big Worms

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