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While performing Sandhyavandanam during noon, a particular mudra is used in the upasthaanam part to see the sun. An exhaustive list of mudras are given at MudraGuide.com but it does not cover the one I am asking about.

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What is the name of that mudra?

  • I believe it represents the solar system and nine planets revolving the sun – user5527 May 3 '16 at 9:47
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Pages 7-8 of this PDF call it the "Galini mudra", while this webpage and page 19 of this PDF call it the "Vyoma mudra". But in all cases the mudra depicted is the same:

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Regardless of what you call it, I think the purpose of this Mudra is to get as clear a sight as possible of Surya the sun god, who is a Pratyaksha devata or visible deity, without risking blinding yourself.

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