- in ancient India, any identifying symbol or seal
- a stylized, symbolic gesture used in dances, rituals, etc. of India, specif., an intricate movement or positioning of the hands or fingers
Origin of mudraSans, a seal, sign
A series of symbolic body postures and hand movements used in South Asian classical dancing or art.
Origin of mudraSanskrit mudra, seal, mystery, mudra, from Iranian *mudra, perhaps ultimately from Akkadian musarû, mušarû, object bearing a royal inscription, from Sumerian mu-sar : mu, name, fame + sar, to write.
OriginSee also: mudrÄ
From Sanskrit à¤®à¥à¤¦à¥à¤°à¤¾ (mudrÄ) (seal).