Hamsasye Hand Gesture (Mudra)

March 8th, 2008 by Anjali

In Hamsasye the Thumb and the Index finger touch each other at the tips, while the other fingers are straight, separated and stretched. Hamsasye means a Swan’s Beak.


Lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka (uses) of this Mudra.

Shloka is as follows

mangalye sutrabandhe cha upadesha vinishchaye

romanche mouktikadau cha deepavartiprasarane

nishkashe mallikadau cha chitre tallekhane tatha

deshecha jalabhanbhe hamsasyo ujyate karaha

It states Hamsasye Mudras can be used to denote:

  • An auspicious occasion or festival
  • Tying thread
  • Ascertaining the imparted instructions
  • Horripilation (Romancha)
  • Pearl
  • Light a lamp
  • A touchstone (stone meant to test gold)
  • Flowers like Jasmine
  • To draw picture
  • Impeding the current of water.

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  • 1 sreeja hareesh Dec 22, 2010 at 5:24 am

    anjali mam ,i dont knw how to thnk u..literally i hve no words…i wsh i cud get a chance to attend one of ur classes…! i will b haappy butdnt whethr it will come true or not..