The second hand displays the Varada mudra. This mudra symbolizes charity,
compassion and boon-granting. It is the mudra of the accomplishment of the
wish to devote oneself to human salvation. This mudra is made with the palm
of the open hand facing forward, and the fingers extended. The five extended
fingers in this mudra symbolize the following five perfections:
This description by Nitin Kumar, Executive Editor, Exotic India.
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