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Vaishnavi Mudra

Vaishnavi Mudra is the hand gestures attributed to Goddess Vaishnavi. She is believed to have appeared from the body of Lord Vishnu. The Goddess is a benevolent deity and is generally represented with four hands.

The lower hands of Goddess Vaishnavi portray two major divine mudras (gestures) namely abhaya and varada abhaya mudra – in boon granting and protecting posture.

The upper hands of Goddess Vaishnavi hold conch and discus.

Vaishnavi holding the weapons in the manner as Lord Vishnu evince her relation to him as his feminine shakti (power).

Symbolically Vaishnavi mudra suggests auspicious and victory over adharma.

A symbolic gesture of hand is termed mudra in Hinduism. Mudras are the important attributes of Hindu gods and goddesses, which serve as one of the iconographical tools to distinguish one from the other. Mudras are attributed according to the cannons prescribed in Shastras.