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Noun mudra has 1 sense
  1. mudra - ritual hand movement in Hindu religious dancing
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A mudra is a symbolic hand gesture used in various spiritual and ritual practices, especially in Indian religions like Hinduism and Buddhism.

Parts of Speech:

  • Noun: mudra
  • Verb: mudras (present tense)

Senses and Usages:

1. Noun

Sense: In Indian dance and yoga, mudra refers to specific hand movements and gestures that convey meaning, emotions, or energies.

Sample Sentence: The Bharatanatyam dancer gracefully performed various mudras during her breathtaking dance recital.

Related Products: Indian Dance DVDs, Yoga Hand Mudra Books

2. Noun

Sense: In Buddhism, mudra signifies symbolic gestures often depicted in statues or images of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, representing specific qualities or teachings.

Sample Sentence: The ancient Buddhist temple showcased a collection of statues displaying various mudras, each conveying a deep spiritual meaning.

Related Products: Buddhist Statues, Bodhisattva Art Prints

3. Verb

Sense: When used as a verb, mudras refers to the action of performing symbolic hand gestures or using hand positions for spiritual or healing purposes.

Sample Sentence: The yoga instructor instructed the class to mudras during the meditation session for enhanced focus and energy.

Related Products: Yoga Hand Mudra Books, Healing Mudra Cards

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