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Museum Hours
Thu: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
Tue–Wed: Closed
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Mudras for Hindu Deities

Mudras for Hindu Deities, by Bharatanatyam performer Nivedita Gopinath Sarathy

Nivedita Gopinath Sarathy demonstrates mudras, hand gestures, representing various Hindu deities. Dance mudras have changed over time and vary from region to region; the mudras shown here reflect Nivedita’s specific training in Bharatanatyam dance.

Check the list of time stamps below for specific deities:

  • Shiva: 0:37
  • Kali: 2:03
  • Parvati: 2:50
  • Ganesha: 3:40
  • Skanda: 4:32
  • Vishnu: 5:00
  • Krishna: 6:00