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Khatava Hand Gesture (Mudra)

When the ring finger and the middle finger of both hands are placed one over the other and the Index finger and the little fingers point downwards we get the Khatava hasta.

Lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka (uses)

Khatavashivikyoha smritaha

Its says that this hasta can be used to represent

  • A Cot
  • A Bridge
  • A Palanquin, which is also known as Palkhi in India. Palkhi in oldentimes was used as a mode of transportation. It is a covered chair or a bed with poles and carried by two or four bearers. Check out this video for Khatava hasta from 0 sec to 20 sec of the video. 

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