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mudra

[muh-drah] /məˈdrɑ/
noun
1.
Hinduism, Buddhism. any of a series of arm and hand positions expressing an attitude or action of the deity.
2.
any of various similar gestures used in India's classical dancing to represent specific feelings.
Origin of mudra
1805-1815
1805-15; < Sanskrit mudrā sign
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  • She is then purified by the recitation of many mantras and texts, and by the performance of the mudra or gesticulations.

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  • There are no less than sixty-four thousand different sorts of mudra prescribed in the Tantras.

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British Dictionary definitions for mudra

mudra

/məˈdrɑː/
noun
1.
any of various ritual hand movements in Hindu religious dancing
Word Origin
Sanskrit, literally: sign, token
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