Anjali Mudra: 1 definition

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Anjali Mudra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Google Books: The Book of Hindu Imagery: Gods, Manifestations and Their Meaning

Anjali(-mudra)—The hands are loosely held together with the palms together and the fingers stretched up. If they are held in this position in front of the chest, this denotes worship. If they are held in front of the forehead, the gesture can also be a greeting (Namaskara).

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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