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A series of symbolic body postures and hand movements used in South Asian classical dancing or art.

[Sanskrit mudrā, seal, mystery, mudra, from Iranian *mudrā, perhaps ultimately from Akkadian musarû, mušarû, object bearing a royal inscription, from Sumerian mu-sar : mu, name, fame + sar, to write.]


(Hinduism) any of various ritual hand movements in Hindu religious dancing
[Sanskrit, literally: sign, token]



n., pl. -dras.
any of various hand gestures used in Hindu or Buddhist prayer or in classical Indian dance.
[1805–15; < Skt mudrā sign]
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Noun1.mudra - ritual hand movement in Hindu religious dancingmudra - ritual hand movement in Hindu religious dancing
gesture - motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
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The Skill India Mission also promotes entrepreneurship, which is further supported by Mudra Loans and other financial provisions," said Rajesh Agrawal, Joint Secretary and CVO, MSDE.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during distribution of E rickshaws under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana launched under Stand up India Scheme in Noida on Tuesday.
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Under martial rule and under the watchful eyes of marshals all our legislators should be subjected to Surya namaskar for fifteen minutes before the day's session to put some sense into them and be taught the right way of practising a few meditation mudras like anjali mudra (prayer seal), dyani mudra, (empty bowl seal) bhairava mudra (doble hand bowl seal), chinmaya mudra (thumb-finger curl seal) and adi mudra (fist seal) etc.
After 'banking the un-banked' with the Jan Dhan Yojana, it's time to 'fund the unfunded'," the Prime Minister said at an event to launch what is called Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency - Mudra.