Katakamukha Hasta

Katakamukha Hasta is defined to be when fore-finger and middle finger of Kapittha are pressed against the thumb, while ring and little finger of Kapittha are to be raised. 

Katakamukha is preferred to indicate plucking flowers, arrangement and holding garland or necklaces of pearl, etc., pulling the bow-string, offering betel leaves, grinding to paste materials such as musk etc., anointing fragrant material, speaking and gazing.

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