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Āsanamurti literally means ‘image in the seated posture’.
 
Āsanamurti literally means ‘image in the seated posture’.
  
A temple is an ancient institution. The images that are installed inside the shrines or inscribed on the walls and the pillars should be prepared strictly according to the rules of ‘murtiśilpaśāstra’ or iconography. Such murtis or images of gods and goddesses are generally divided into three kinds depending upon their posture :
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[[A]] temple is an ancient institution. The images that are installed inside the shrines or inscribed on the walls and the pillars should be prepared strictly according to the rules of ‘[[murti]]śilpaśāstra’ or iconography. Such murtis or images of gods and goddesses are generally divided into three kinds depending upon their posture :
 
# The sthānaka or standing
 
# The sthānaka or standing
 
# The āsana or sitting  
 
# The āsana or sitting  
 
# The śayana or lying down
 
# The śayana or lying down
  
The āsanamurtis again can be of various types depending on the particular āsana or posture adopted. At least twenty āsanas are mentioned in the iconographical works. A few of them have been mentioned below :
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The āsanamurtis again can be of various types depending on the particular āsana or posture adopted. At least twenty āsanas are mentioned in the iconographical works. [[A]] few of them have been mentioned below :
 
# Āliḍha
 
# Āliḍha
 
# Kurma
 
# Kurma
# Dhyāna
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# [[Dhyāna]]
 
# Padma
 
# Padma
 
# Paryaṅka
 
# Paryaṅka
# Yoga
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# [[Yoga]]
# Bhadra
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# [[Bhadra]]
 
# Vīra
 
# Vīra
 
# Svastika
 
# Svastika
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
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[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Revision as of 06:26, 16 October 2014

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Asanamurti, Asanamurti, AAsanamurti


Āsanamurti literally means ‘image in the seated posture’.

A temple is an ancient institution. The images that are installed inside the shrines or inscribed on the walls and the pillars should be prepared strictly according to the rules of ‘murtiśilpaśāstra’ or iconography. Such murtis or images of gods and goddesses are generally divided into three kinds depending upon their posture :

  1. The sthānaka or standing
  2. The āsana or sitting
  3. The śayana or lying down

The āsanamurtis again can be of various types depending on the particular āsana or posture adopted. At least twenty āsanas are mentioned in the iconographical works. A few of them have been mentioned below :

  1. Āliḍha
  2. Kurma
  3. Dhyāna
  4. Padma
  5. Paryaṅka
  6. Yoga
  7. Bhadra
  8. Vīra
  9. Svastika


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore