Śakteya Mudrās: Hand Gestures in Goddess Tantric Traditions

Śakteya Mudrās: Hand Gestures in Goddess Tantric Traditions

In this session we attempt to understand and model hand gestures (mudrās) in tantric rituals. Rooted in older traditions, mudrās are an integral part of tantric ritual. Śākteya tantric practitioners construct a symbolic world through mudrās and in this talk we will explore how these are taught. We will also look at the use of mudrās in Indian classical dance and Hindu Temple traditions.