abhayamudrā

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Scope note
Hand gesture indicating divine protection, approachability, and dispelling of fear. The right hand is represented palm outward, raised to shoulder height, with the fingers upward. The gesture is ancient, probably originally demonstrating that the hand is empty of weapons and indicating peace. In Buddhism it represents the absence of fear of death. In Indian art, a hand gesture of assurance or protection.
abhayamudrā
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024