Abhaya Mudra: The Gesture of Re-assurance


The different poses of Buddha are called asanas. When standing, the hand is generally shown raised in a blessing gesture primarily conveying reassurance and in Sanskrit, it is called the Abhaya mudra. 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.
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Dimension 24 x 10 x 8 inches
Culture India
Medium Wood
Suggested Placement In the living room or in the meditation room
Weight3.0 kg
Product Codeackbwwlbbp-40

Category: Woodwork

Type: Woodcraft

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