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The images of gods established in temples are generally of three types, of which the śayānamurtis<ref>Śayānamurti are the images in the reclining posture.</ref> are the last. According to the Vaikhānasāgama it is only the images of Viṣṇu, as those of Raṅganātha and Padmanābha, that are shown as śayāna- murtis.
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The images of gods established in [[temples]] are generally of three types, of which the śayānamurtis<ref>Śayānamurti are the images in the reclining posture.</ref> are the last. According to the Vaikhānasāgama it is only the images of [[Viṣṇu]], as those of Raṅganātha and Padmanābha, that are shown as śayāna- murtis.
  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:42, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Sayanamurti, ZayAnamurti, shayaanamurti


Śayānamurti literally means ‘image in the reclining posture’.

Śayānamurti

The images of gods established in temples are generally of three types, of which the śayānamurtis[1] are the last. According to the Vaikhānasāgama it is only the images of Viṣṇu, as those of Raṅganātha and Padmanābha, that are shown as śayāna- murtis.


References

  1. Śayānamurti are the images in the reclining posture.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore