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Vara

Vara

Vara (वर) – welfare, mercy, good. Often, the connected word Varada (वरद) is used. Varada – giving good, fulfilling desires.

Vara-mudra (varada-mudra) – a gesture symbolizing the gift of grace: an open palm with the fingers down. Vara-mudra is an attribute of many Deities, especially Lakshmi, Ganapati.

In the image of Lakshmi, Devi holds left hand in varada-mudra, and the right hand in abhaya-mudra.

A list of the main mudras can be found here.

Lakshmi Devi

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