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Narayana Mudra Worn By Devotees Of Lord Vishnu


Narayana mudra is the body markings worn by Lord Vishnu devotees. The body markings are applied with gopichandana or a ball of yellow clay. The clay is rubbed on the palm of the left hand with water to form a watery paste and then applied. The paste is applied curved or straight lines moving upwards (rarely downwards).

There are a total of forty two mudras in Narayana Mudra.

They are worn on the stomach, five in the center and two on the right side. On the chest, three in the center and three on the right side. On the shoulder, three on the right and one on the left. On the neck, one in the center of the neck, one on the right side of the neck, and one near the right eye.

Two on the left side of the stomach, three on the left chest, one on the left neck, one close to the left eye, two on the left shoulder and on one on the right shoulder.

One on the left side of the stomach, one on the left side of the chest, one on the left shoulder, one on the left side of the neck, one on the forehead.

One on the right side of the stomach, two at the center of the chest, on the right side of the chest, two on the right shoulder.

An equal number  of Narayana mudras are required to be marked on the body. In addition to this, one on the back and one at the center of the head are to be marked.

In total, forty two mudras help one reach Vishnuloka, from which no one returns to life.



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