Hand Gesture for Yama

November 10th, 2008 2 Comments

Yama: Yama in the Hindu mythology is considered the God of death. Yama is described as mounted on a black buffalo. He holds a noose in one hand, in order to catch hold of his victims. In the other he holds a mace which represents his weapon. He is the son of Vivasvat (sun, surya) […]

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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 Ganesha

October 20th, 2008 10 Comments

Ganesha: Ganesha, Gajanana, Vinayaka, eka danti are some of the names he is known as. In the shiva purana it is said that Goddess parvati created ganesha out of the dirt of her body while bathing and assigned the task of guarding until she finishes her bath. Meanwhile lord shiva returned and was furious as […]

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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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Katakaa Hand Gesture (Mudra)

April 16th, 2008 No Comments

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 4 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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Shivalinga Hand Gesture (Mudra)

April 8th, 2008 No Comments

Hold Ardhacandra in the left hand, palm facing up. Hold shikhara in the right hand and place it on the left hand. Lets take a look at the Viniyoga Shloka (uses) viniyogastu tasyeva shivalingastya darshane The shloka say that this Mudra indicates a Linga of lord Shiva. Linga means sign, mark or symbol. Thus a […]

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Utsanga Hand Gesture (Mudra)

April 7th, 2008 1 Comment

When the right and left palms touches the left and right shoulder respectively in Mrigashirsha mudra we get the Utsanga hasta. Lets take a look at the Viniyoga shloka (uses) Alingena cha Lajjayamangadadipradarshane balaanaam shikshane chayamutsange yujyate karaha The shloka says that Utsangha is used to denote An embrace To show Modesty, Shyness etc Display […]

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Pushpaputa Hand Gesture (Mudra)

April 5th, 2008 2 Comments

When both the Palms are joined together at the little finger and slightly hollow at the centre of the Palms. The inner palm facing up. The other way to look at it would be when two Sarpashirsha is held together we get the Pushpaputa Hasta. Let take a look at the Viniyoga Shloka (uses) Neeranjanavidhau […]

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Swastika Hand Gesture (Mudra)

March 29th, 2008 4 Comments

We get the swastika pose when both the palms in pataka are crossed at the wrists. lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka: (uses) sammuhagamane tunda darshane shankha purane anganam motane shakhonamane cha niyujyate The shloka says that swastika denotes a Crocodile My imagination says it can be used To say “No” To show […]

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