Jinamudra, Jinamudrā, Jina-mudra: 1 definition


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Source: archive.org: The Jaina Iconography

Jinamudrā (जिनमुद्रा) refers to one of the various mudrās (hand and feet postures) commonly depcited in Jain iconography.—(Description of Jinamudrā): The position, so called, when the ascetic stands in Kāyotsarga keeping the feet at four fingers breadth between the toes and lesser width between the heels. Kāyotsarga literally means “letting loose the body”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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