Serenity Hand Tea Light Holder
This Serenity Hand Tea Light Holder makes a great gift as part of the decor or the perfect addition to an altar.
This hand gesture called vitarka mudra is interpreted as the gesture that evokes the energy of teaching and intellectual discussion or argument. The thumb touching the forefinger is thought to represent the endless cycle of energy and knowledge.
“A mudra 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.” Wikipedia
Dimensions: 7.9” x 2.4” x 2.4″
Yogapedia explains Vitarka Mudra
“In addition to being symbolic, mudras are used in yoga and meditation to control the flow of energy in the body and unblock chakras. Although hand mudras are the most common in yoga, there are also head, postural, lock, and perineal mudras.
In vitarka mudra, the circle formed by the index finger and thumb symbolizes the flow of information and energy. This mudra is most often associated with the Buddha, representing the transmission of his wisdom and used when explaining his teachings. It is a common hand gesture used in Buddha statuary, particularly those of ancient Thailand.
There are variations of this mudra. Historically, only the right hand displayed the mudra, but today it is often practiced with both hands. Sometimes the thumb and middle finger touch, symbolizing compassion, or the thumb and ring finger touch, meaning good fortune. In another version of vitarka mudra, the left-hand rests palm up in the lap while the right hand is raised to shoulder level with the thumb and index finger touching.”