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  vitarka mudra

 

Thailand

A Buddha image seated with a vitarka mudra, in which the Buddha holds one hand in front of his chest, making a circle with his thumb and index finger. This pose means ‘explanation’ and stands for education. Similar to the dhammachakka mudra (fig.) in which the Buddha makes a circle with two hands, the setting in motion of the ‘Wheel of Law’, which are the teachings of the Buddha.

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