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Lord Buddha’s image is sometimes shown with the hand gesture called ‘Bhumisparsha Mudra’. It symbolizes 
(a) Buddha’s calling of the Earth to watch over Mara and to prevent Mara from disturbing his meditation
(b) Buddha’s calling of the Earth to witness his purity and chastity despite the temptations of Mara
(c) Buddha’s reminder to his followers that they all arise from the Earth and finally dissolve into the
Earth, and thus this life is transitory
(d) Both the statements (a) and (b) are correct in this context

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(d) Bhumisparsha Mudra of Lord Buddha, symbolizes that Buddha's calling of the earth to watch over Mara and to present Mara from disturbing his meditation. This image of Buddha also symbolizes that Buddha's calling of the earth to witness his purity and chastity despite the temptations of Mara.

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