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Showing posts with label Kataka Hasta. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is The Kataka Hasta?


 A hand gesture (hasta) in which the tips of the fingers are loosely connected to the thumb to form a ring (the term kataka literally means "bracelet") in Indian dance, sculpture, and ritual.

This hasta is often seen in Hindu goddess depictions, but it also has a practical purpose: a new flower may be put into her palm every day. 


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