This is the first year I’ve tried growing Buddha’s Hands and its just now starting to turn a lovely shade of yellow.
If you’re not familiar with this fruit, it’s a citrus that perfectly echos the mudras of the Buddha.
Mudras are spiritual gestures in Hinduism and Buddhism that convey or direct specific meaning and energy.
The closed position, namaskaramudra imitates prayer.
The open hand, or varadamudra symbolizes charity and fulfillment of wishes.
The Buddha’s Hands symbolize good fortune, longevity and happiness. So fragrant, they have been used to perfume rooms or clothing. I like to keep one in my kitchen, I also think they are great in a cocktail!
WOW, such an amazing looking fruit. Your added explanation of it’s symbolism & hand gesturing positions, make for a Mysterious, mystic plant. Beautifully strange. Fascinating.