Ardha-Chandra Mudra

Ardha Chandra is the sixth mudra of the 28 Single Hand Mudras (Asamyutta Hasta) as described in the Abhinaya Darpana. 

How to:
From Pataaka, extand your thumb out away from your palm.

It is used to denote the following:-

  • It denotes the eight phase of the wanning fortnight of the moon. (Half Moon)

  • A hand seizing the throat

  • A Spear

  • Consecrating and bathing an image

  • Dining plate

  • Source or beginning

  • Waist

  • Contemplation

  • Meditation

  • Prayers

  • Touching of ones limbs

  • Accosting ordinary people

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