What is Vitarka Mudra? The Vitarka mudra is the gesture of discussion and transmission of Buddhist teaching. It is done by joining the tips of the thumb and the index together, and keeping the other fingers straight very much like the abhaya and varada mudras but with the thumbs touching the index fingers. The Buddha’s hand, held close to his heart with thumb and forefinger tips. The circle formed by the fingers touching each other signifies perfection and creates a constant flow of energy, with no beginning or end, like the law of Dharma itself.
Vitarka Mudra is also known as Prajnalinganabhinaya and Vyakhyana mudra or the “mudra of instruction”. It is interpreted as the hand gesture that evokes the energy of teaching and intellectual discussion, or argument, symbolizing the transmission of the knowledge he has gained after attaining enlightenment. Similar to Abhaya Mudra, the energy created by this hand gesture allows for a transmission of knowledge in a protected way, without being impeded by fear.
This mudra has a great number of variants in Mahayana Buddhism. In Tibetan Buddhism, it is the mystic gesture of Taras and bodhisattvas with some differences by the deities in Yab-Yum.
So where is the best FengShui placement for a Vitarka Mudra Buddha?
It is highly recommended to consecrate a Vitarka Mudra Buddha In the home office or library/study, etc. Just by looking at this Buddha hand gesture one can connect to the energy of deep peace and serenity. It is a powerful FengShui decor adapt to any places!