Vishvaksenamudra, Viṣvaksenamudrā, Vishvaksena-mudra: 1 definition



Vishvaksenamudra 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 Viṣvaksenamudrā can be transliterated into English as Visvaksenamudra or Vishvaksenamudra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Source: Isvara Samhita Vol 5

Viṣvaksenamudrā (विष्वक्सेनमुद्रा) or simply Viṣvaksena is the name of a mudrā described in the Īśvarasaṃhitā 56-59.—Accordingly, “the three (fingers) of the left hand. viz. the little finger and others are to be placed on the palm (of the same hand). The index finger among them is to be raised on their back away from the thumb. Then a fist is to be formed, as before, with the right hand with three fingers and placed by the side of the nasal bone, the index fingers is to be folded and placed at the tip of the thumb. The right arm shall be raised as if to throw the discus. This is viṣvaksenamudrā which would severe the bondage of the universe”.

Mūdra (eg., Viṣvaksenamudrā) 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.

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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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