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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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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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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Kurma Hand Gesture (Mudra)

June 27th, 2008 No Comments

While the hands are in chakra hasta, bend all the fingers (except the thumb and the little fingers) and hold the palms tight. Lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka Kurmarthe viniyujyate The shloka says that this hasta is used to denote a Tortoise. The Kurma Avatar of Lord Vishnu is also denoted by […]

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Matsya Hand Gesture (Mudra)

June 16th, 2008 No Comments

When the right palm is placed over the back of left palm, both palm being in Ardhachandra hasta. Lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka etasya viniyogastu sammatau matsyadarshane It says that this gesture is used to denote a Fish. The Matsya Avatara of Lord Vishnu is also denoted by this gesture.

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Samputa Hand Gesture (Mudra)

June 7th, 2008 2 Comments

When the fingers in Chakra hasta are bent in such a way that there is a hollow at the center of the palm we get the Samputa Hasta. lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka of Samputa Varvacgade sampute cha samputah krah iritaha It says that Samputa is used to denote 1. Concealment of […]

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Chakra Hand Gesture (Mudra)

May 16th, 2008 2 Comments

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. Lets tale a look at the viniyoga shloka (uses) chakrarthe viniyujyaate It says that this Mudra denotes a Wheel. In Sanskrit Chakra […]

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Shivalinga Hand Gesture (Mudra)

April 8th, 2008 2 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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