Avagunthanamudra, Avaguṇṭhanamudrā, Avagunthana-mudra: 1 definition
Avagunthanamudra 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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Avaguṇṭhanamudrā (अवगुण्ठनमुद्रा).—[avaguṇṭhanāya mudrā] a sort of religious ceremony; सव्यहस्त- कृता मुष्टिदीर्घाऽधोमुखतर्जनी । अवगुण्ठनमुद्रेयमभितो भ्रमिता मता (savyahasta- kṛtā muṣṭidīrghā'dhomukhatarjanī | avaguṇṭhanamudreyamabhito bhramitā matā) ||
Avaguṇṭhanamudrā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms avaguṇṭhana and mudrā (मुद्रा).
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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