7. The Cross

Both the hands are held in Parswasuci where shape of the cross is formed by the use of the little fingers.
For the Christians the cross has special significance. Jesus said, those who follow Him must take up their cross; by this they would lose their life in order to gain it (Mt l0:38; l6:24; Mk 8:34; Lk 9:23; Lk l4:27).
By the Cross, Jesus has united Jews and Gentiles(all men) into the bonds of love (Eph 2: 16).
According to the Christian theology it is Christ’s death on the Cross that has brought salvation to the World.
The cross signifies complete renunciation to the world with love for God and the welfare of fellow men(Gal: 6:14)