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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
148 words

(Skt., ‘seal’, ‘sign’). ...

In both Hinduism and Buddhism, a sign of power, through the body, especially the hands.

In Hinduism,

Mudrā

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
323 words

The hand gestures in Indian classical dance are commonly known as mudrā, although the term used by dancers is ...

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
198 words
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(Skt. a seal) ...

1 A symbolic gesture of the hands or bodily posture communicating a specific meaning. From the earliest

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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion
Length:
153 words

1 Hand gestures, usually accompanied by mantras. Considered to be the deity, or aspects of the deity, in the ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
18 words

Term denoting gesture in Hindu dancing. Béjart chose Mudra as the name for his school in Brussels. ...

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