Medium: Painting – Mixed Media
GODDESS OF THE DANCE
A mudra, “seal”, “mark”, or “gesture”; is a symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism. While some mudras involve the entire body, most are performed with the hands and fingers. A mudrā is a spiritual gesture and an energetic seal of authenticity employed in the iconography and spiritual practice of Indian Religions.
In Indian Classical Dance, the term “Hasta Mudra” is used. The Natya Shastra describes 24 mudras, while the Abhinaya Darpana of Nandikeshvara gives 28. In all their forms of Indian classical dance the mudras are similar, though the names and uses vary.