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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.


This Mudra is used to denote the following.

  • A Snakes Hood
  • Sandal Paste
  • Middle tone
  • Sprinkling
  • Nourishing
  • Giving water to Gods and sages
  • Moving to and fro
  • Movement of protrusion of Elephants head
  • Show the Arms of wrestlers


  1. hiral shah


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


  2. Shruti

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

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