Definition of Mudra

1. Noun. Ritual hand movement in Hindu religious dancing.

Generic synonyms: Gesture

Definition of Mudra

1. Noun. (dance arts) Any of several formal symbolic hand postures used in classical dance of India and in Hindu and Buddhist iconography. ¹

2. Noun. (context: Hinduism) Formal body positions and postures used in yoga and meditation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mudra

1. a hand gesture in East Indian classical dancing [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mudra

mudlark
mudlarked
mudlarks
mudless
mudlike
mudlogger
mudloggers
mudpack
mudpacks
mudpie
mudpies
mudproof
mudpuddle
mudpuppies
mudpuppy
mudra (current term)
mudras
mudrock
mudrocks
mudroom
mudrooms
muds
mudscow
mudscows
mudsill
mudsills
mudskipper
mudskippers
mudsled
mudsleds

Literary usage of Mudra

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1. An Outline of the Religious Literature of India by John Nicol Farquhar (1920)
"Mantra, Yantra, mudra. § 233. It is possible to trace in pre-Christian centuries the rise of adoration mantras, brief expressions of the unutterable ..."

2. The Theosophist by Theosophical Society (Madras, India) (1891)
"When the tongue enters backwards into the hole of the skull, the mudra of ... Ho who knows the mudra Khechari has not disease, death, sleep, hunger, ..."

3. Dancing With Siva: Hinduism's Contemporary Catechism by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, Himalayan Academy, Master Subramuniya (2003)
"Other noted sections are on hand gestures (mudra) used in puja and on establishing ... mudra (gesture of reverence); 3) jnana mudra (also known as chin ..."

4. Mackenzie Collection: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Oriental Manuscripts by Colin Mackenzie, Horace Hayman Wilson (1882)
"14 Kamala mudra Cas. 15 Sankha Cas. 16 Chakram Cas. 17 Simha mudra Cas. 18 Do. do. ... mudra Cas. 26 Nakshatra mudra Cas. 27 Lakshmi Cas. 28 Gunta Cas. ..."

5. An Outline of the Religious Literature of India by John Nicol Farquhar (1920)
"Mantra, Yantra, mudra. § 233. It is possible to trace in pre-Christian centuries the rise of adoration mantras, brief expressions of the unutterable ..."

6. The Theosophist by Theosophical Society (Madras, India) (1891)
"When the tongue enters backwards into the hole of the skull, the mudra of ... Ho who knows the mudra Khechari has not disease, death, sleep, hunger, ..."

7. Dancing With Siva: Hinduism's Contemporary Catechism by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, Himalayan Academy, Master Subramuniya (2003)
"Other noted sections are on hand gestures (mudra) used in puja and on establishing ... mudra (gesture of reverence); 3) jnana mudra (also known as chin ..."

8. Mackenzie Collection: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Oriental Manuscripts by Colin Mackenzie, Horace Hayman Wilson (1882)
"14 Kamala mudra Cas. 15 Sankha Cas. 16 Chakram Cas. 17 Simha mudra Cas. 18 Do. do. ... mudra Cas. 26 Nakshatra mudra Cas. 27 Lakshmi Cas. 28 Gunta Cas. ..."

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