Mudras (Hand Gestures)

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Mudras are hand gestures which symbolize divine manifestations. Buddha statues often have the hands in certain hand positions. They indicate to the faithful in a simple way the nature and the function of the Buddha represented. They are also used by monks in their spiritual exercises of ritual meditation and concentration. For example, Amitabha Mudra, also called Dhyana Mudra, is the gesture of absolute balance, of meditation where the right hand rests on the left palm and the thumbs touching at the tips; Vairocana Mudra, also called Uttarabodhi Mudra, is frequently seen in images of Vairocana Buddha where both thumbs and index fingers extend and touch at the tips, and the rest of the fingers intertwine.

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