Varadahasta, aka: Varada-hasta; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

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The Varadahasta (वरदहस्त) shows the pose of the hand while conferring a boon. In this pose the palm of the left hand, with the fingers pointing downwards is exposed to the observer, either as fully opened and emptty or as lightly carrying a small bolus.

Source: Google Books: Elements of Hindu iconography

Varadahasta (वरदहस्त) or simply Varada refers to “benevolence” and represents one of the twenty-four gestures with a single hand, as defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—Accordingly, pratimā-lakṣaṇa (body postures of the icons) is comprised of hand gestures (hasta, mudrā or kai-amaiti), stances/poses (āsanas) and inflexions of the body (bhaṅgas). There are thirty-two types of hands [viz., varadahasta] classified into two major groups known as tolirkai (functional and expressive gestures) and elirkai (graceful posture of the hand).

(Description of Varada-hasta): When the abhaya-hasta is held upside down with the palm facing outward, it is known as varada-hasta.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
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context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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varadahasta (वरदहस्त).—m (S) The bountiful or beneficent hand (of the Deity &c.) 2 Applied to a teacher who gets his scholars on; to one who confers prosperousness upon all dependent upon or connected with him; to one whose imposed hand confers blessing.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

varadahasta (वरदहस्त).—m The bountiful hand.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Relevant definitions

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Hasta
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Varada
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Dandahasta
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Abhayahasta
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Varadamudra
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Padmahasta
Padmahasta (पद्महस्त).—n. of a Bodhisattva: ŚsP 42.14.
Hastagata
Hastagata (हस्तगत).—Adj. Fallen into one’s possession, gained, secured.
Svahasta
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Nrittahasta
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Katakahasta
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Cakrahasta
Cakrahasta (चक्रहस्त).—m. (-staḥ) Vishnu. E. cakra and hasta hand: holding a discus.
Hastihasta
Hastihasta (हस्तिहस्त).—an elephant's trunk.Derivable forms: hastihastaḥ (हस्तिहस्तः).Hastihast...
Hastakaushala
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Hastakshara
Hastākṣara (हस्ताक्षर).—one's own hand or signature, one's own sign-manual. Derivable forms: ha...
Hastadosha
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