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Anantasana, aka: Ananta-asana, Anantāsana; 3 Definition(s)

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Anantasana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Śilpaśāstra (iconography)

Anantāsana (अनन्तासन).—When used as a pītha (seat or pedestal), this Āsana should be used as the seat for the image when it has to witness amusements, according to the Suprabhedāgama. According to the Candrajñānāgama, the seat is of a triangular shape.

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Śilpaśāstra (शिल्पशास्त्र, shilpa-shastra) represents the ancient Indian science of creative arts such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vāstuśāstra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

Yoga (school of philosophy)

Anantāsana (अनन्तासन, “Ananta posture”) is a Sanskrit word referring to a type of posture (āsana) used in Yoga. It is composed of the words Ananta (endless bed of Viṣṇu) and and āsana (posture).

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Yoga refers to the Ancient Indian school of philosophy combining the physical, mental and spiritual.

Śaivism (Śaiva philosophy)

Anantāsana (अनन्तासन) is one of five pedestals that makes up the Śivāsana, unto which Śiva is installed and invoked during the ritualistic process of śivārcana, according to the Sakalāgamasāra-saṃgraha. In the process of invocation (āvāhana) Lord Śiva is contemplated as seated on Yogāsana: “in the (fifth) process of praising singing and dancing, he is contemplated upon as seated on anantāsana”. This particular āsana is associated with the shape of a triangle and is connected with the element Earth.

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Śaiva (शैव, shaiva) or Śaivism (shaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Śiva as the supreme being. Closeley related to Śāktism, Śaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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