Hand Gesture for Yama

November 10th, 2008 2 Comments

Yama: Yama in the Hindu mythology is considered the God of death. Yama is described as mounted on a black buffalo. He holds a noose in one hand, in order to catch hold of his victims. In the other he holds a mace which represents his weapon. He is the son of Vivasvat (sun, surya) […]

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Hand gesture for Manmatha

October 30th, 2008 No Comments

Manmatha: In hindu mythology Mammatha is often know as Kamadeva. He is the God of love. He is the one who induces lusty desires in our minds. In some pictures he is seen as a winged man holding a bow and an arrow. His bow is made of sugarcane with a string of honey bees. […]

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Hand Gesture for Lord Ganesha

October 20th, 2008 11 Comments

Ganesha: Ganesha, Gajanana, Vinayaka, eka danti are some of the names he is known as. In the shiva purana it is said that Goddess parvati created ganesha out of the dirt of her body while bathing and assigned the task of guarding until she finishes her bath. Meanwhile lord shiva returned and was furious as […]

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Hand gesture for Goddess Parvati

October 16th, 2008 1 Comment

Parvati: Devi Parvati known as a consort lord Shiva. She is considered source of all universal principle of power , energy or creativity. She is the belived to be the daughter of the Himalayas. She is the mother of Ganesha and Kartikeya. When shown with Lord Shiva, shows the abhaya mudra (hand gesture of fearlessness, […]

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Devata Hastas-Hand gestures to denote the deities

October 11th, 2008 15 Comments

Hope you had a great Navaratri. Wish you Good health, wealth and prosperity. Also do take a look at the images added to the last post “Dashavatara hasta-hand gestures for the 10 incarnation of lord Vishnu” In the forthcoming posts we shall see the hand gestures used to represent and describe different deities that we […]

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Brahma hasta-hand gesture for lord Brahma

October 11th, 2008 No Comments

Brahma: In Sanskrit the creative principal of the universe is called the ‘Brahma’. As the name suggests he is believed to be the creator of the universe and all beings have evolved out of him. Brahma is depicted as red in color with four heads, bearded faces, and four arms. His hands hold a kamandalu […]

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