Peace, Benevolence, Dispelling of Fear
Monday, February 10, 2014 at 6:36PM
[chuck] in Dharma, Wat Preah Keo, abhaya mudra
The hand gesture displayed by all of these statues at Wat Preah Keo is the abhaya mudra so common in Theravadan iconography (see Abhaya Mudra). Signifies protection, peace, benevolence, and dispelling of fear. Was said to have been first used by the Buddha to calm a charging elephant.
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