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Mudra Quiz

If you’ve looked at Hindu or Buddhist art, you’ve doubtless noticed the ubiquitous hand gestures… They’re called mudras (from the Sanskrit word for sign or symbol) and will indicate certain attributes the signer possesses or is cultivating

Let’s see how many you recognize!

  • Shiva’s other right hand is in which mudra?

    • abhaya
    • howdy
    • prana
    • varada
  • Buddha’s hands form which mudra?

    • shuni
    • buddhi
    • dhyana
    • varada
  • Ganesh is using the famous mudra called…

    • anjali
    • dhyana
    • surya
    • gyan
  • Siddartha uses both hands to make which mudra?

    • apana
    • dharmachakra
    • bhumisparsha
    • vayu
  • This mudra is often seen at heavy metal concerts

    • vayana
    • apana
    • goat sign
    • rudra
  • Vishnu’s other right hand forms which mudra?

    • gyan
    • aokay
    • vitarka
    • shuni
  • Buddha knows another two handed mudra called…

    • vajra
    • anjali
    • apana
    • surya
  • Hanuman isn’t praying, he’s using which mudra?

    • varada
    • anjali
    • vitarka
    • namaste
  • Buddha is making which mudra twice?

    • vitarka
    • prana
    • shuni
    • varada
  • Buddha is confident you know this mudra

    • vajrapradama
    • surya
    • gyan
    • apana

What do you think?

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