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Kapitta Hand Gesture (Mudra)

While doing Shikhara mudra, bending the pointer finger and pressing it over the thumb is the Kapitta mudra.


Viniyoga Shlokam:

lakshmyam chaiva sarswatyam Natnaam taladharanay

Godohany Pyanjaneycha leelakusuma dharanay

Chelanchaladi grahanay patsyaiyvava guntanay

Dhupadeeparchane chapi kapithyah smaprayujyatay

It is used to denote the following:-

  • lakshmyam chaiva sarswatyam: Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati
  • Natnaam taladharanay: Holding Cymbals
  • Godohany: Milking Cows
  • Pyanjaneycha: to apply kajol
  • leelakusuma dharanay: Holding a Flower
  • Chelanchaladi grahanay : Grasping the end of the robes
  • patsyaiyvava guntanay: to gather cloth
  • Dhupadeeparchane: Offering Incense or Light


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  3. Anjali

    Vanara can be shown my keeping Mukula hasta Right hand raised up and left hand at the level of the chest both facing down.

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