Abhaya Mudra: Gesture of Reassurance


The abhaya mudra symbolizes protection, peace and dispelling of fear (Abhaya in Sanskrit). As per Buddhist texts, the lord had made this gesture upon attaining enlightenment. This was also the gesture made by the god while being attacked by an angry elephant and managing to calm it down. The gesture is made with the right hand raised to shoulder height, arm bent, and palm facing outward. The gesture demonstrates that the hand is empty of weapons and thus indicates friendship and peace. When the right hand is in the abhaya mudra, the left hand usually hangs loosely at the side of the body or makes the varada mudra, or gift-giving gesture.
Suggested Placement: In the living room or prayer (puja) room
Note: In all its grandeur this can be custom made i.e. hand crafted exclusively for you in a size of your choice to suit your needs.

Dimension 8 x 5 x 3 inches
Culture Indian
Medium Metal (Brass) and Stone
Collections Handcrafted Brass-Stone Sculpture
Weight1.8 kg
Product Codeacsnbsbcab-20

Category: Metal

Type: Sculpture

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