Mudras(hand gestures) are a part of Indian culture since centuries whether it may be hand gestures in dance forms like Bharat Natyam or healing mudras in Yoga. Abhaya means fearless. Abhaya mudra symbolizes fearlessness, and peace.
Ganeshpuri is a small village approximately 80 km from Mumbai. It was home to Swami Nityananda, and now has many ashrams, and also the final samadhi of the Guru. There are many hot water springs in the area.