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BUDDHA POSTURES AND PEDESTALS (ASANA)

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POSTURES AND PEDESTALS (ASANA) OF BUDDHA

BUDDHA POSTURES AND PEDESTALS (ASANA)

  PADM ASANA
Asana also means a throne or a pedestal. If the pedestal of lotus is arranged in single petal row it is called Padmasana. If the lotuses are arranged in a double row it is called Viswapadmasana.

  SINGH ASANA
The pedestal supported by lion is called Shinghasana.
 

KURM ASANA
The pedestal supported by the tortoise is called Kurmasana.

  SAYANA ASANA
It is a sleeping pose of Hindu god Vishnu.
  NRITYAMURTI ASANA
A pose of dancing Shiva and other various tantric gods are found in this position.
ASHANA (SITTING POSITION)
  DHAYANA ASANA
The Meditative pose is also called padmasana. In this position the legs are crossed closely locked with the soles of both feet visible. All Buddhas and Bodhisatwas seated are found in this position.
  LALITA ASANA
A pose of ease - one leg pendant and often resting on a lotus flower. The other leg is in the usual position of Buddha. Taras, the consort of Dhyani Buddha, Saraswati, Basundhara are found in this Asana.
  PARYANKA ASANA
Seated with right knee raised and left leg in the usual position of Buddha. Right arm hanging loosely over the right knee. Hindu deities are often shown in this posture.
  RAJALILA ASANA
Seated with right knee raised and left leg in the usual position of Buddha. Right arm hanging loosly over the right knee. Hindu deities are often shown in this posture.
ASANA (STANDING POSTURES)
  SAMAPADA ASANA
A pose standing either in straight or in various degrees of flexion of body or legs. Boddhisatwas are found in this position.
  ALIDH ASANA
A pose stepping to the left with right leg straight and left leg bent. The aggressive forms of god, the Dakinis and the wrathful deities are found in this position.

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