Shakata Hand Gesture (Mudra)

November 25th, 2008 1 Comment

When the Bhramara hasta is held in both hands, we get the Shakata Hasta. lets take a look at the viniyoga (uses) shloka rakshasabhinaye prayaha shakato viniyujyate It says that the Shakata hasta is used to enact a demon. Thus when shakata hasta is held close the face , it indicates vicious teeth of a […]

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Hand gesture for Lord Kartikeya

October 29th, 2008 6 Comments

Kartikeya: Kartikeya is the second son of Shiva and Parvati. He is also known as Murugan, Shanmukhan, Skanda, Subramaniyam, Arumukhan, Velan and many more. He is regarded as the God of wars. He is known to have six heads so that he can counter all kinds of blows from all directions during a war. It […]

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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 Lakshmi

October 17th, 2008 7 Comments

Lakshmi: She is the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Lakshmi is thus worshiped as means to achieving objectives, including prosperity in the lives of mankind both material and spiritual. She is a consort of Vishnu and is also seen as massaging lord vishnu’s feet who rests on the shehsa naga (coiled snake). Most of the […]

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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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Garuda Hand Gesture (Mudra)

July 7th, 2008 No Comments

When both the hands in Ardhachandra hasta are placed over one another and only the Thumbs are interlocked we get the Garuda hasta. Lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka Garudarthe Viniyujyate Its says that this hasta is used to denote a Hawk. It can also denote birds flying.

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Varaha Hand Gesture (Mudra)

July 4th, 2008 3 Comments

When both hands in Mrigashirsha hasta and the right palm is placed over the left palm, we get the Varaha hasta. Lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka of this gesture. Etasya Viniyogaha Syadvarahartha pradarshane It means that this hasta is used to denote a Boar or a wild pig. The Varaha avatara of […]

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Samputa Hand Gesture (Mudra)

June 7th, 2008 2 Comments

When the fingers in Chakra hasta are bent in such a way that there is a hollow at the center of the palm we get the Samputa Hasta. lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka of Samputa Varvacgade sampute cha samputah krah iritaha It says that Samputa is used to denote 1. Concealment of […]

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Kilaka Hand Gesture (Mudra)

May 20th, 2008 No Comments

When both the little fingers interlock each other we get the Kilaka Hasta. Lets take a look at the Viniyoga shloka (uses) snehe namranulape cha kilako viniyujyate The shloka says that this kilaka hasta is used to denote A feeling of Love and affection Funny talks, hilarious conversation etc Return to Samyukta hasta

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Pasha Hand Gesture (Mudra)

May 17th, 2008 No Comments

When the both the hands in Tamrachuda are interlocked with one another we get the Pasha hasta. Lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka (uses) Anyonyakalahe pashe shrinkhalayam niyujyate The shloka says that the pasha hasta is used to denote Internal fights or Quarrels A String A Chain Return to Samyukta hasta

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