Friday, January 04, 2013

Abhaya mudra: Mudra of fearlessness and protection

The upheld hand mudra, that I posed earlier, is actually common to most spiritual and images. It is called abhaya mudra in sanskrit. It means a mudra of protection, fearlessness. The mudra itself may be held at shoulder level, or at the navel. It involves all the fingers and if you have tried holding it, you will find that your fingers will tire easily. Maybe something there? Maybe it is a gesture that only the divine and highly spiritual souls may hold, with ease!

(The Christ, by Leonardo da Vinci). 

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