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Loulisa East Meets West July 2011 Newsletter

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About Indian Stone Sculpture

India is truly a treasure house of sculptural art. Spread throughout its length and breadth are memorials of carved temples, stunningly intricate designs , and other sculptural artifacts. Stone craft in India has been in existence for a very long time. From ancient times to the present, this craft has  [ Read More ]

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Made with two hands joined vertically in front of the chest, as in the attitude of prayer. Evokes an offering of good feelings of one towards another Also indicates veneration if it is made at the level of the face This Mudra is reserved for praying figures – which often  [ Read More ]

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Vitarka mudra – Gesture of reasoned Exposition

The hand is held closer to the chest than in the Abhaya Mudra. The palm is facing outward. A circle is made with the index finger and the thumb. The other three fingers point upward. Initially made with the right hand, later on the gesture is often portrayed with both  [ Read More ]

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