Yogamudra, Yogamudrā, Yoga-mudra: 3 definitions
Yogamudra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Google Books: Elements of Hindu iconography
In the Yogamudrā (योगमुद्रा), the palm of the right hand is placed in that of the left hand and both together are laid on the crossed legs of the seated image.
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.
Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga
Yogamudrā (योगमुद्रा, “yoga seal”) is a Sanskrit word referring to a type of hand seal (mudrā), used in Yoga. It is composed of the words yoga and mudrā (seal).
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).
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: The Jaina Iconography
Yogamudrā (योगमुद्रा) refers to one of the various mudrās (hand and feet postures) commonly depcited in Jain iconography.—(Description of Yogamudrā): The position of sitting in which the palms of the hands in the form of lotus-buds should be laid upon one another beside the belly.
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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Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
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Lalitopakhyana (Lalita Mahatmya) (by G.V. Tagare)
Shakti and Shakta (by John Woodroffe)
Chapter XXVI - Śākta Sādhanā (the Ordinary Ritual) < [Section 3 - Ritual]