Translation of Maata Annapoorna shloka

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Sun Jul 18 17:23:19 CDT 1999

Thanks for the information.  It makes much more sense that way.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at>

On Thu, 15 Jul 1999, Vidyasankar Sundaresan wrote:

> kara = hand.
> In the iconography of 4 armed deities, generally, one hand is held with the
> palm pointing downwards, which is the varada mudraa, and another hand is
> held with the palm facing up, which is the abhaya mudraa. One can see this
> in images of Vishnu, Ganapati, Skanda, Devi etc. So, varaabhayakarii means
> one who grants boons and assures fearlessness to devotees.

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