KIRAN ATMA: Hasta Abhaya
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Hinduism And Hindu Theology - What Is Hasta Abhaya?

A hand gesture (hasta) in Indian dance, sculpture, and ritual in which the hand is held with the palm facing out, the fingers clasped, and pointed upward. 


  • The gesture is intended to reassure the observer that everything will be OK. 
  • The term abhaya means "without fear." 
  • Most representations of Hindu gods and goddesses include this hand motion, especially when the figure in issue has many hands.


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