By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Sambhavimudra, ZAmbhavimudrA, shaambhavimudraa
Śāmbhavimudrā literally means ‘mudrā related to Śambhu or Śiva’.
According to another definition, it is aiming at Brahman inwardly though the gaze of the eyes is fixed outside, but seeing nothing. This technique learnt from a guru, through his grace, will lead to the realization of the Śambhutattva or Śiva. The correct methods have to be learnt from a competent guru.
- Gheranda Samhitā 3.64-67
- Ādinātha means Primeval Lord.
- Haṭhayogapradīpikā 4.34-37
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore