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Utsanga Hand Gesture (Mudra)

When the right and left palms touches the left and right shoulder respectively in Mrigashirsha mudra we get the Utsanga hasta.


Lets take a look at the Viniyoga shloka (uses)

Alingena cha Lajjayamangadadipradarshane
balaanaam shikshane chayamutsange yujyate karaha

The shloka says that Utsangha is used to denote

  • An embrace
  • To show Modesty, Shyness etc
  • Display of Armlets and other such ornaments
  • Coaching children

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