Whether looking at icons in a temple or a collection of Buddha statues for sale, the meaning of a Buddha statue can be read by the positions of the hands. These gestures are known as mudras. However, what exactly does each one represent? They can actually represent a range of things, from teaching to unshakeable confidence, and fearlessness to granting wishes. To learn the meaning of your Buddha statues, check out Part 2 of our guide to Buddhist mudras here.