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Sarpashirsha Hand gesture (Mudra)

This mudra is like the snakes hood. When the Hand is held in Pataka Mudra and the fingers are bend from the tip to form a hollowed palm we get Sarpashirsha Mudra.

sarpashirsa

Viniyoga shloka

Chandanay Bhujangay mandray

prokshanay poshanadishu devasyokadanayshu

asphlay gajakumbhayoho bhujasthany mallaanam

Yujyantay sarpashirshakaha 

This Mudra is used to denote the following.

  • Bhujangay: A Snakes Hood
  • Chandanay: Sandal Paste
  • Mandray: Slower
  • Prokshanay: Sprinkling water
  • Poshanadishu: Nourishing or caress 
  • Devasyokadanayshu: Giving water to Gods and sages
  • Asphalay: To encourage 
  • Gajakumbhay: Movement of protrusion of Elephants head
  • bhujasthanay Mallanam: Show the Arms of wrestlers

2 Comments

  1. hiral shah

    Hi

    Pls provide the shloka of all the single & double hand gestures. In case of single hand gestures, shlokas are mentioned till Chandrala only

    Rgds
    Hiral

  2. Shruti

    Chandane Bhujage Mandre Prokshane Poshanadishu
    Devashudaka daaneshu Hyaspale gajagumbayoho
    Bhujastaletu Mallanam yudyate Sarpasheershakaha

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