añjalihasta

(‘with folded hands’)

In the Indian iconographical works several mudrās or hastas, poses of the hand, are described for images. Each one of these indicates a particular feeling or sentiment.

añjalihasta

In the añjalihasta, the two hands of the image are folded, leaving a hollow between them. The hands thus folded rest on the chest and are kept parallel to the ground.

This pose indicates salutation.