Jnanamudra, aka: Jñānamudrā, Jnana-mudra, Jñānamudra; 7 Definition(s)
Jnanamudra 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.
Yoga (school of philosophy)
Jnana Mudra (psychic gesture of knowledge) In Jnana mudra the hands are placed on the knees in seated meditation with the palms facing up. This mudra gives a feeling of spaciousness and has a subtle uplifting effect on the body and mind. In both Chin and Jnana mudra the connection made by the thumb and index figure is said to create a kind of circuit by connecting the terminus of certain nadi thus re-circulating the body’s vital energy.Source: Typepad: Mudras for Pranayama
Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).
Jnana(-mudra)—The hand is placed level with the heart with the palm facing upwards. The thumb forms a ring, usually with the ring finger. This is the gesture of wisdom, as a quality of the god concerned.Source: Google Books: The Book of Hindu Imagery: Gods, Manifestations and Their Meaning
In the Jñānamudrā (ज्ञानमुद्रा), the tips of the middle finger and of the thumb are joined together and held near the heart, with the palm of the hand turned towards the heart.Source: Google Books: Elements of Hindu iconography
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Jñānamudrā (ज्ञानमुद्रा) is the name of a gesture (mudrā) mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 1.20, while explaining the mode of worshipping an earthen phallic image (pārthiva-liṅga) according to the Vedic rites:—“[...] he shall show the “Śiva-mudrā” with the mantra ‘Eṣa te’; the Abhayamudrā with the mantra ‘Yato Yataḥ’ etc. and the Jñāna-mudrā with the Tryambaka-mantra”.Source: archive.org: Siva Purana - English Translation
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Languages of India and abroad
Jñānamudra (ज्ञानमुद्र).—a. 'having the impress of wisdom', wise.
Jñānamudra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jñāna and mudra (मुद्र).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Search found 7 books and stories containing Jnanamudra, Jñānamudrā, Jnana-mudra or Jñānamudra. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 3.1.24 < [Part 1 - Neutral Love of God (śānta-rasa)]
Verse 3.1.26 < [Part 1 - Neutral Love of God (śānta-rasa)]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 20 - Worshipping an earthen phallic image by chanting Vedic mantras < [Section 1 - Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā]
Nectar of Devotion (by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
The Mirror of Gesture (abhinaya-darpana) (by Ananda Coomaraswamy)
A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms (by William Edward Soothill)