Shikhamudra, Śikhāmudrā, Shikha-mudra: 1 definition
Shikhamudra 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.
The Sanskrit term Śikhāmudrā can be transliterated into English as Sikhamudra or Shikhamudra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)Source: archive.org: Isvara Samhita Vol 5
Śikhāmudra (शिखामुद्र) or simply Śikhā is the name of a mudrā described in the Īśvarasaṃhitā 24.21-23.—Accordingly, “Two fingers beginning with the thumb and ending with the little finger, when formed separately into a casket with space in between, shall be in the small finger and other would respectively be the mudrās of śiras, śikhā, kavaca, (tanutrāt), protecting the body, astra and netra)”. Mūdra (e.g., Śikhāmudrā) is so called as it gives joy to the tattvas in the form of karman for those who offer spotless worship, drive out the defects which move about within and without and sealing up of what is done.
Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.
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Ends with: Trishikhamudra.
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