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This set of mudra figure, I have to say, is my favourite decorative pieces. I purchased them in Thailand quite some time ago and it has been following us everywhere.

I have always thought that they mean giving blessing, thus I always place them at the entrance, as the first things I see upon entering the house. But later on, as I tried to find out, I learned that each hand means differently.

The right hand is Dharmachakra Mudra, or the turning of wheel of Dharma, which represents the Buddha’s teaching, while the left hand is Varadha Mudra, or the gesture of gift giving or bestowal.

Again, I am not a Buddhist, so please correct me if I’m wrong.

Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot @ 1/10, f/4, ISO 1600