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məˈdrɑmu·dra

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mudranoun

    ritual hand movement in Hindu religious dancing

Wiktionary

  1. mudranoun

    Any of several formal symbolic hand postures used in classical dance of India and in Hindu and Buddhist iconography.

  2. mudranoun

    Formal body positions and postures used in yoga and meditation.

  3. Etymology: From मुद्रा (mudrā) (seal).

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  1. Mudra

    A mudra ( (listen); Sanskrit: मुद्रा, IAST: mudrā, "seal", "mark", or "gesture"; Tibetan: ཕྱག་རྒྱ་, THL: chakgya,) is a symbolic or ritual gesture or pose in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. While some mudras involve the entire body, most are performed with the hands and fingers.As well as being spiritual gestures employed in the iconography and spiritual practice of Indian religions, mudras have meaning in many forms of Indian dance, and yoga. The range of mudras used in each field (and religion) differs, but with some overlap. In addition, many of the Buddhist mudras are used outside South Asia, and have developed different local forms elsewhere. In hatha yoga, mudras are used in conjunction with pranayama (yogic breathing exercises), generally while in a seated posture, to stimulate different parts of the body involved with breathing and to affect the flow of prana. It is also associated with bindu, bodhicitta, amrita, or consciousness in the body. Unlike older tantric mudras, hatha yogic mudras are generally internal actions, involving the pelvic floor, diaphragm, throat, eyes, tongue, anus, genitals, abdomen, and other parts of the body. Examples of this diversity of mudras are Mula Bandha, Mahamudra, Viparita Karani, Khecarī mudrā, and Vajroli mudra. These expanded in number from 3 in the Amritasiddhi, to 25 in the Gheranda Samhita, with a classical set of ten arising in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

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  1. mudra

    A mudra is a symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism, Buddhism, and other Eastern religions. It is typically made with the hand or fingers and used in meditation, yoga, and various dance forms. Different mudras carry specific spiritual or philosophical meanings, related to certain deities, states of consciousness, or concepts.

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  1. Mudra

    A mudrā is a symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism. While some mudrās 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 and traditions of Dharma and Taoism. One hundred and eight mudras are used in regular Tantric rituals. In yoga, mudrās are used in conjunction with pranayama, generally while seated in Padmasana, Sukhasana or Vajrasana pose, to stimulate different parts of the body involved with breathing and to affect the flow of prana in the body.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MUDRA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mudra is ranked #62714 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mudra surname appeared 319 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Mudra.

    92.1% or 294 total occurrences were White.
    3.4% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.5% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Murad

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mudra in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mudra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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