Dharmachakra Mudra

Dharmachakra Mudra

  • This is the position of the “Turning of the Wheel of Dharma.”
  • It symbolises one of the most important moments in the life of the Buddha, the occasion when He preached to his former companions the first sermon after His Enlightenment, in the Deer Park at Sarnath.
  • Generally reserved for the images of Gautama Buddha
  • Position of the Dharmacakra mudra – two hands placed together in front of the breast, with the right palm forward and the left palm upward or facing the breast, the joined thumb and index fingers of each hand nearly touching those of the other.

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