VITARKA MUDRA by manumint

Photographic Prints

Small (8.0" x 10.6")

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A mudra is a bodily posture or symbolic gesture. In Buddhist iconography every buddha is depicted with a characteristic gesture of the hands. Such gestures correspond to natural gestures (of teaching, protecting, and so on) and also to certain aspects of the Buddhist teaching or of the particular buddha depicted.

_Buddha’s hand, held close to his chest with thumb and forefinger tips touching symbolizes the transmission of the knowledge he has gained after attaining enlightenment. Another name for this gesture is Vyakhyana Mudra or the “mudra of instruction”. The circle formed by the fingers touching each other signifies perfection, with no beginning or end, like the law of Dharma itself_.


sarnath, buddha, buddhism, mudra, vitarka, instruction, dharma, knowledge


  • RamonFernandez
    RamonFernandezover 3 years ago

    Magnificient. Love it.

  • Thanks for your comment Ramon:)

    – manumint

  • Zi-O
    Zi-Oover 3 years ago

    What a piece, this is really well done! :-)

  • Thanks for your appreciation:)

    – manumint

  • boxofclouds
    boxofcloudsover 3 years ago

    such beautiful decay…well done!

  • Thanks for your comment Robert:)

    – manumint

  • Larry  Stewart
    Larry Stewartover 3 years ago

    Beautiful artwork. I really appreciate your explanation of what the symbolic gesture actually means. Very interesting and thank you.

  • Thanks for your appreciation:)

    – manumint

  • Neville Bulsara
    Neville Bulsaraover 3 years ago

    Very nice composition!!!

  • Thank you:)

    – manumint

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarabout 3 years ago

  • bharath
    bharathabout 3 years ago

    beautiful :)

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